knob

[ nob ]
/ nɒb /

noun

a projecting part, usually rounded, forming the handle of a door, drawer, or the like.
a rounded lump or protuberance on the surface or at the end of something, as a knot on a tree trunk.
Architecture. an ornamental boss, as of carved work.
a rounded hill, mountain, or elevation on a ridge.

verb (used with object), knobbed, knob·bing.

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Origin of knob

1350–1400; Middle English knobbe < Middle Low German

OTHER WORDS FROM knob

knob·like, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH knob

knob nob
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British Dictionary definitions for knobbed

knob
/ (nɒb) /

noun

verb knobs, knobbing or knobbed

Derived forms of knob

knobby, adjectiveknoblike, adjective

Word Origin for knob

C14: from Middle Low German knobbe knot in wood; see knop
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Scientific definitions for knobbed

knob
[ nŏb ]

A prominent, rounded hill or mountain.
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