knap

1
[ nap ]
/ næp /

noun British Dialect.

a crest or summit of a small hill.

Origin of knap

1
before 1000; Middle English; Old English cnæpp top, summit; cognate with Old Norse knappr knob

Definition for knap (2 of 2)

knap

2
[ nap ]
/ næp /

verb (used with or without object), knapped, knap·ping. Chiefly British Dialect.

to strike smartly; rap.
to break off abruptly.
to chip or become chipped, as a flint or stone.
to bite suddenly or quickly.

Origin of knap

2
1425–75; late Middle English; cognate with Dutch knap (noun), knappen (v.) crack; orig. imitative

Related forms

knap·per, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for knap (1 of 2)

knap

1
/ (næp) /

noun

dialect the crest of a hill

Word Origin for knap

Old English cnæpp top; compare Old Norse knappr knob

British Dictionary definitions for knap (2 of 2)

knap

2
/ (næp) /

verb knaps, knapping or knapped

(tr) dialect to hit, hammer, or chip

Derived Forms

knapper, noun

Word Origin for knap

C15 (in the sense: to strike with a sharp sound): of imitative origin; compare Dutch knappen to crack
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