- 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.
- to produce a knob on.
- to furnish with a knob.
- (in stone cutting) to knock off (excess stone) preparatory to dressing; knobble; skiffle.
Origin of knob
Examples from the Web for knoblike
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
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 ventral surface is thickened and forms a rounded, knoblike articular surface.
The knoblike antotic processes on the basisphenoid are unlike those of any other known coelacanth.
- a rounded projection from a surface, such as a lump on a tree trunk
- a handle of a door, drawer, etc, esp one that is rounded
- a round hill or knoll or morainic ridge
- British taboo a slang word for penis
- and the same to you with knobs on or and the same to you with brass knobs on British informal the same to you but even more so
- (tr) to supply or ornament with knobs
- (intr) to form into a knob; bulge
- British taboo to have sexual intercourse with (someone)
Word Origin and History for knoblike
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.
- A prominent, rounded hill or mountain.