knobby

[ nob-ee ]
/ ˈnɒb i /

adjective, knob·bi·er, knob·bi·est.

full of or covered with knobs: the knobby trunk of a tree.
shaped like a knob.

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Origin of knobby

First recorded in 1535–45; knob + -y1
Related formsknob·bi·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for knobby

knobby

/ (ˈnɒbɪ) /

adjective -bier or -biest

having or covered with small knobs; knobbly
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Word Origin and History for knobby

knobby


adj.

1540s, from knob + -y (2). Alternative form knobbly attested from 1859. Related: Knobbiness.

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