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knap

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noun \ˈnap\

Definition of knap

  1. 1 chiefly dialect :  a crest of a hill :  summit

  2. 2 chiefly dialect :  a small hill



Origin and Etymology of knap

Middle English, from Old English cnæp; akin to Old English cnotta knot


First Known Use: before 12th century


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knap

verb

Definition of knap

knapped

knapping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 dial British :  2rap 1

  3. 2 :  to break with a quick blow; especially :  to shape (as flints) by breaking off pieces

  4. 3 dial British :  snap, crop

  5. 4 dial British :  chatter

knapper

noun


Origin and Etymology of knap

Middle English knappen, of imitative origin


First Known Use: 15th century


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