[ nurld ]
See synonyms for knurled on
  1. having small ridges on the edge or surface; milled.

  2. having knurls or knots; gnarled.

Origin of knurled

First recorded in 1605–15; knurl + -ed3

Words Nearby knurled Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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.”

    The Slacker Generation's Swift | Gerald Howard | March 3, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • 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.

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  • The knurled cap D tightens the split chuck in order to hold the measuring rod firmly.

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  • The handle, Fig. 36, clamps over the knurled part of the frame for use in small, deep holes.

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  • The blade is clamped in position by the knurled nut N at the back, and can be thus adjusted to any angle.

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