: a hard excrescence (as on a tree trunk) : gnarl

Word History


Middle English knorre; akin to Middle High German knorre burl

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of knur was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near knur

Cite this Entry

“Knur.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!