[ nurl ]
/ nɜrl /
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a small ridge or bead, especially one of a series, as on a button for decoration or on the edge of a thumbscrew to assist in obtaining a firm grip.
verb (used with object)
to make knurls or ridges on.
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British Dictionary definitions for knurl
/ (nɜːl) /
to impress with a series of fine ridges or serrations
a small ridge, esp one of a series providing a rough surface that can be gripped
Word Origin for knurl
C17: probably from knur
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