knurl

noun \ ˈnər(-ə)l \

Definition of knurl

1 : a small protuberance, excrescence, or knob
2 : one of a series of small ridges or beads on a metal surface to aid in gripping

knurled

play \ˈnər(-ə)ld\ adjective

knurly

play \ˈnər-lē\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of knurl

probably blend of knur and gnarl


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