noun \ˈnäb\

: a round switch on a television, radio, etc.

: a round handle on a door, drawer, etc.

: a small lump or piece of something

Full Definition of KNOB

a :  a rounded protuberance :  lump
b :  a small rounded ornament or handle
:  a rounded usually isolated hill or mountain
knobbed \ˈnäbd\ adjective
knob·by \ˈnä-bē\ adjective

Examples of KNOB

  1. a carved walking stick with a silver knob
  2. <toss a knob of butter into the frying pan>

Origin of KNOB

Middle English knobbe; akin to Middle Low German knubbe knob
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with KNOB


noun \ˈnäb\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of KNOB

: a rounded protuberance or lump
knob·by \ˈnäb-ē\ adjective


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