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
A few buttons still remain: a volume knob on the passenger side—the source of lengthy arguments in the design process apparently—as well as a button marked Audi AI, on which more later.
There’s an 8-inch touchscreen that was easy to see and use, and all dash buttons and knobs were simple to use and understand.
The company also unveiled a novel new accessory to go with it: the Surface Dial, a high-tech knob that can be used on the computer's screen or alongside it like a mouse.
There’s a mild paradox that this entirely digital movie waxes so nostalgic for analog-age stuff: Art Deco diners, big-knob radios, funky garages.
The kitchen flaunts a sophisticated, clean look with hidden storage and cabinetry devoid of handles or knobs.
Bagley’s DNA was also found on the Nissan’s gear shift knob.
The interior camera — trained at glass doors in a walkout basement — shows the man jiggling a door knob and peering in.
Church representative David Thurau noted residents' concerns and indicated a willingness to research options for possibly deconstructing the home and recycling and/or repurposing vintage components such as wooden beams, door knobs, copper, etc.
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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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