plural -s
obsolete : a short projection or spur especially from a tree trunk or branch
archaic : a wooden peg for hanging things on
obsolete : a prong of an antler

Word History


Middle English knagge, knagg; akin to Middle Low German knagge knot in wood, pin, peg, Swedish knagg knot in wood, lump, Norwegian knagg, knagge pin, peg, handle, and perhaps to Old English cnotta knot

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“Knag.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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