adjective, knobbier, knobbiest.
full of or covered with knobs: the knobby trunk of a tree.
shaped like a knob.

1535–45; knob + -y1

knobbiness, noun Unabridged
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knob (nɒb)
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 (ˈnɒbɪ)
adj , -bier, -biest
having or covered with small knobs; knobbly

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Example sentences
But there is a certain call of the wild to its knobby topography.
Slender locoweed is perennial from a heavy taproot topped by a knobby
  underground crown called a caudex.
Spikelets occur in clusters on short, knobby branches.
The limestone is somewhat knobby and is high in clay content.
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