knob

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noun \ˈnäb\

Definition of knob

  1. 1 a :  a rounded protuberance :  lump b :  a small rounded ornament or handle

  2. 2 :  a rounded usually isolated hill or mountain

knobbed

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knobby

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Examples of knob in a sentence

  1. a carved walking stick with a silver knob

  2. <toss a knob of butter into the frying pan>

Origin and Etymology of knob

Middle English knobbe; akin to Middle Low German knubbe knob


First Known Use: 14th century



KNOB Defined for English Language Learners

knob

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noun \ˈnäb\

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

knob

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noun \ˈnäb\

Definition of knob for Students

  1. 1 :  a small rounded handle

  2. 2 :  a rounded switch on an electronic device

  3. 3 :  a rounded lump <Her dog has a knob of a tail.>

  4. 4 :  a rounded hill


Medical Dictionary

knob

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noun \ˈnäb\

Medical Definition of knob

  1. :  a rounded protuberance or lump

knobby

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