Origin of knurled
verb (used with object)
Origin of knurl
Examples from the Web for knurled
Savor the perfectly pitched ear required to turn a simple phrase like “a dumpling, some knurled pouch of gristle.”
Upon its circumference is a knurled or milled nut c, which is threaded internally to receive the threaded wings of the bush b.
To operate d it is knurled or milled at g, or it may have pin spanner holes as at h.
A knurled locking nut is also provided for holding the scriber in any fixed position.
Word Origin for knurl
"hard excrescence," c.1600, probably a diminutive of Middle English knor "knot" (c.1400), related to gnarl, from Proto-Germanic *knur- (cf. German knorren "a knotty excrescence"). Related: Knurly.