"top of the head," Old English hnoll, cognate with Middle Dutch nolle, Old High German hnol "back part of the head."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for noll

Contemporary Examples of noll

Historical Examples of noll

  • Old Noll had a noose of hemp ready for horse-stealers, were they for King or for Parliament.

    Micah Clarke

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • I must believe you, Noll, for did I not, then I could believe in naught and hope for naught.

    The Sea-Hawk

    Raphael Sabatini

  • Old Noll himself would have jumped out of the canvas at the tidings.

    Sir Jasper Carew

    Charles James Lever

  • Noll came to him pretty soon, said "Good-night," and went away.

    Culm Rock

    Glance Gaylord

  • Noll's face was very grave, but he kept his place and said nothing.

    Culm Rock

    Glance Gaylord