stop knob


Definition of stop knob

: one of the handles by which an organist draws or shuts off a particular stop

First Known Use of stop knob

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stop knob was in 1887

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“Stop knob.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of stop knob

music : any one of the handles that an organ player pushes in or pulls out to stop or allow sound from certain pipes

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