knob

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noun \ ˈnäb \

Definition of knob

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

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Origin and Etymology of knob

Middle English knobbe; akin to Middle Low German knubbe knob



KNOB Defined for English Language Learners

knob

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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 :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

Medical Dictionary

knob

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noun \ ˈnäb \

medical Definition of knob

:a rounded protuberance or lump

knobby

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