knurl

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noun \ˈnər(-ə)l\

Definition of knurl

  1. 1 :  a small protuberance, excrescence, or knob

  2. 2 :  one of a series of small ridges or beads on a metal surface to aid in gripping

knurled

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knurly

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Origin and Etymology of knurl

probably blend of knur and gnarl


First Known Use: 1608


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