having small ridges on the edge or surface; milled.
having knurls or knots; gnarled.
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How to use knurled in a sentence
Savor the perfectly pitched ear required to turn a simple phrase like “a dumpling, some knurled pouch of gristle.”
Ennis, tensing to spring toward Ruth, saw the two priests at the gray mechanism swiftly turn the knurled black knobs.The Door into Infinity | Edmond Hamilton
On the disk are two projections KK, which are knurled, thus providing a grip when operating the tool.
The knurled cap D tightens the split chuck in order to hold the measuring rod firmly.
The handle, Fig. 36, clamps over the knurled part of the frame for use in small, deep holes.
The blade is clamped in position by the knurled nut N at the back, and can be thus adjusted to any angle.