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knap

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noun British Dialect.
a crest or summit of a small hill.
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Origin of knap

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

Other definitions for knap (2 of 2)

knap2
[ 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

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First recorded in 1425–75; Late Middle English; cognate with Dutch knapen “to crack”; imitative of the sound

OTHER WORDS FROM knap

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

knap1
/ (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)

knap2
/ (næp) /

verb knaps, knapping or knapped
(tr) dialect to hit, hammer, or chip

Derived forms of knap

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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