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nurl

[nurl] /nɜrl/
noun, verb (used with object)
1.

knurl

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[nurl] /nɜrl/
noun
1.
a small ridge or bead, especially one of a series, as on a button for decoration or on the edge of a thumbscrew to assist in obtaining a firm grip.
2.
a knur.
verb (used with object)
3.
to make knurls or ridges on.
Origin of knurl
1600-1610
1600-10; earlier knurle (noun). See knur, -le
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  • The nurls and birds' eyes and curls were highly prized in furniture thirty years ago, when we used the smooth plain.

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British Dictionary definitions for nurls

knurl

/nɜːl/
verb (transitive)
1.
to impress with a series of fine ridges or serrations
noun
2.
a small ridge, esp one of a series providing a rough surface that can be gripped
Word Origin
C17: probably from knur
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Word Origin and History for nurls

knurl

n.

"hard excrescence," c.1600, probably a diminutive of Middle English knor "knot" (c.1400), related to gnarl, from Proto-Germanic *knur- (cf. German knorren "a knotty excrescence"). Related: Knurly.

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