- a small knob or similar rounded protuberance, especially for ornament.
Origin of knop
1325–75; Middle English; Old English cnop; cognate with Dutch knop, German Knopf
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Examples from the Web for knops
He did neither; he built a house all carved with knops, useless and unpractical.Crome Yellow
After breathing the oxygen he turned to Knops with a heart-rending cry.
"Well, Paz, I am glad you can help me out of my difficulty," said Knops.
He was relieved, however, to hear Knops command Paz to remain with him.
And the cedar of the house within was carved with knops and open flowers: all was cedar; there was no stone seen.The Bible for Young People
- archaic a knob, esp an ornamental one
C14: from Germanic; compare Middle Dutch cnoppe bud, Old High German knopf
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