knobbed

knob

[nob]
noun
1.
a projecting part, usually rounded, forming the handle of a door, drawer, or the like.
2.
a rounded lump or protuberance on the surface or at the end of something, as a knot on a tree trunk.
3.
Architecture. an ornamental boss, as of carved work.
4.
a rounded hill, mountain, or elevation on a ridge.
verb (used with object), knobbed, knobbing.
5.
to produce a knob on.
6.
to furnish with a knob.
7.
(in stone cutting) to knock off (excess stone) preparatory to dressing; knobble; skiffle.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English knobbe < Middle Low German

knoblike, adjective

knob, nob.
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knob (nɒb)
 
n
1.  a rounded projection from a surface, such as a lump on a tree trunk
2.  a handle of a door, drawer, etc, esp one that is rounded
3.  a round hill or knoll or morainic ridge
4.  taboo (Brit) a slang word for penis
5.  informal (Brit) and the same to you with knobs on, and the same to you with brass knobs on the same to you but even more so
 
vb , knobs, knobbing, knobbed
6.  (tr) to supply or ornament with knobs
7.  (intr) to form into a knob; bulge
8.  taboo (Brit) to have sexual intercourse with (someone)
 
[C14: from Middle Low German knobbe knot in wood; see knop]
 
'knobby
 
adj
 
'knoblike
 
adj

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knob
1373, knobe, probably from a Scand. or Ger. source (cf. M.L.G. knobbe "knob," O.N. knyfill "short horn"). Meaning "knoll, isolated round hill" is first recorded 1650, especially in U.S.
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knob   (nŏb)  Pronunciation Key 
A prominent, rounded hill or mountain.
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