knurl


knurl

noun \ˈnər(-ə)l\

Definition of KNURL

1
:  a small protuberance, excrescence, or knob
2
:  one of a series of small ridges or beads on a metal surface to aid in gripping
knurled \ˈnər(-ə)ld\ adjective
knurly \ˈnər-lē\ adjective

Origin of KNURL

probably blend of knur and gnarl
First Known Use: 1608

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