[ nur ]
/ nɜr /
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a knotty or hard protuberance or growth, as on a tree.
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Origin of knur
1350–1400; Middle English knorre, knor; cognate with Middle Low German, Middle Dutch, Middle High German knorre
Words nearby knur
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Example sentences from the Web for knur
Peacock (Manley and Corringham Glossary) gives “knur,” a hard wooden ball, the head.
Addy (Sheffield Glossary) says “knur” is a small round ball, less than a billiard ball.
British Dictionary definitions for knur
/ (nɜː) /
a knot or protuberance in a tree trunk or in wood
Word Origin for knur
C16 knor; related to Middle High German knorre knot; compare knar
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