Examples of knob in a Sentence
a carved walking stick with a silver knob
toss a knob of butter into the frying pan
Recent Examples of knob from the Web
The interior camera — trained at glass doors in a walkout basement — shows the man jiggling a door knob and peering in.
The Lincoln deservedly gets its own knobs with a ribbed look and feel.
The condo comes with Belgium linen window coverings, vintage crystal door knobs, original parquet wood floors, and a stackable washer and dryer in a closet.
When instructed to turn off the engine, the driver adjusted several knobs on the center console, one of which was for the radio.
Future visitors to the new Monticello Library, if your library carts seem to have sprouted limestone slabs or a few extra knobs and handles, do not be alarmed.
Wearing thin-rimmed glasses and a tight bun, Yaeji pumped her hands spritely in between knob adjustments.
A knob in the lower righthand corner determines how quickly the discs spin, which correlates to beats per minute.
Instead of all the functionality being hidden away in menus, most of the important functions get their own knobs, dials and switches.
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Origin and Etymology of knob
Middle English knobbe; akin to Middle Low German knubbe knob
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
KNOB Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of knob for English Language Learners
: a round switch on a television, radio, etc.
: a round handle on a door, drawer, etc.
: a small lump or piece of something
KNOB Defined for Kids
Definition of knob for Students
1 : a small rounded handle
2 : a rounded switch on an electronic device
3 : a rounded lump Her dog has a knob of a tail.
4 : a rounded hill
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