knap

1 [nap]

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English; Old English cnæpp top, summit; cognate with Old Norse knappr knob

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knap

2 [nap]
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), knapped, knapping. Chiefly British Dialect.
1.
to strike smartly; rap.
2.
to break off abruptly.
3.
to chip or become chipped, as a flint or stone.
4.
to bite suddenly or quickly.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English; cognate with Dutch knap (noun), knappen (v.) crack; orig. imitative

knapper, noun
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knap1 (næp)
 
n
dialect the crest of a hill
 
[Old English cnæpp top; compare Old Norse knappr knob]

knap2 (næp)
 
vb , knaps, knapping, knapped
dialect (tr) to hit, hammer, or chip
 
[C15 (in the sense: to strike with a sharp sound): of imitative origin; compare Dutch knappen to crack]
 
'knapper2
 
n

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