verb (used with object), knobbed, knob·bing.
Origin of knob
Related Words for knoblever, latch, doorknob, swell, protrusion, projection, bulge, swelling, hump, knot, snag, bulk, bump, tumor, stud, bunch, nub, protuberance, trigger, opener
Examples from the Web for knob
Contemporary Examples of knob
Then, after carefully replacing the knob, it could be left there undetected.The High Society Bank Robber of the 1800s
J. North Conway
October 19, 2014
But it was still the place where Kandynce did not need eyesight to find a door or a drawer or a knob.Killed by Donald Sterling’s Racism
May 14, 2014
When Hank comes home and has a little sip of the Knob Creek--it was in that scene.Dean Norris Deconstructs “Breaking Bad’s” Hank Schrader
September 2, 2013
Terrified, she and her son cried as the man tried to turn the knob of the door where they hid.Zimmerman’s Twin Lakes Community Was on Edge Before Trayvon Shooting
March 28, 2012
The numbers back up what I heard at places like the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot.The Real Power Behind the Tea Party
September 13, 2010
Historical Examples of knob
There was no answer to his knock, and by trying the knob he found that she had locked herself in.
He fumbled for the knob, and it turned with a grating sound.
With his hand on the knob of the drawing-room door Austin paused and looked at him.Viviette
William J. Locke
They stopped at the door, and some one fumbled noisily at the knob.The Bacillus of Beauty
We had planned a trip to the Knob the next day, and were to camp out for the night.The Underdog
F. Hopkinson Smith
verb knobs, knobbing or knobbed
Word Origin for knob
late 14c., knobe, probably from a Scandinavian or German source (cf. Middle Low German knobbe "knob," Middle Dutch cnoppe, Dutch knop, Old Frisian knopp, knapp, Old High German knopf, German Knopf "button," Old Norse knyfill "short horn"). Meaning "knoll, isolated round hill" is first recorded 1640s, especially in U.S.