verb (used with object), knobbed, knob·bing.
- knitting needle,
- knob latch,
- knob lock,
- knobbling roll
Origin of knob
Examples from the Web for knoblike
There is a knoblike process on the crest at a point three fourths the length of the baculum from its base.Genera and Subgenera of Chipmunks|John A. White
The ilial prominence is large and knoblike when viewed from above.Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca|William E. Duellman
The bird has a small, knoblike red comb and short, stiff, red wattles projecting from the cheeks.Our Domestic Birds|John H. Robinson
The knoblike antotic processes on the basisphenoid are unlike those of any other known coelacanth.
The ventral surface is thickened and forms a rounded, knoblike articular surface.
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.