verb (used with object), knobbed, knob·bing.
Origin of knob
Examples from the Web for knob
Then, after carefully replacing the knob, it could be left there undetected.
But it was still the place where Kandynce did not need eyesight to find a door or a drawer or a knob.
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|Andrew Romano|September 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Amy Green|March 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The numbers back up what I heard at places like the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot.
He grasped the knob, turned it and quickly threw the door open.The Passing of Ku Sui|Anthony Gilmore
When he reached the front door he just grabbed hold of the knob, twisted it, shoved open the door and barged right inside.Dave Dawson on the Russian Front|R. Sidney Bowen
She rose and, holding her letter to her bosom, closed her eyes and stood with a hand on the knob.In the Heart of a Fool|William Allen White
First Sybil went and hung a towel over the knob of the lock, so as to darken the key-hole of the door guarded by Purley.Cruel As The Grave|Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
"Keep it here for me until I see how long I'm to be away," answered Lloyd, her hand upon the knob.A Man's Woman|Frank Norris
British Dictionary definitions for knob
verb knobs, knobbing or knobbed
Word Origin for knob
Word Origin and History 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.