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knurling

[nur-ling] /ˈnɜr lɪŋ/
noun
1.
a series of knurls, as on a knob.
2.
Architecture, knulling.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15; knurl + -ing1

knurl

[nurl] /nɜrl/
noun
1.
a small ridge or bead, especially one of a series, as on a button for decoration or on the edge of a thumbscrew to assist in obtaining a firm grip.
2.
a knur.
verb (used with object)
3.
to make knurls or ridges on.
Also, nurl.
Origin
1600-10; earlier knurle (noun). See knur, -le
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Examples for knurling
  • Each individual bar is pressure tested before knurling and sleeves are applied.
  • However, different methods and amounts of either fluting or knurling may be confused with each other.
  • The name of your cosmetic bath products company, together with knurling, are molded into the bottom of the jar.
  • knurling around grab bar diameter provides a no-slip grip.
  • Explain the unique sizing and functional quality of knurling as a finishing option.
  • Use charts and tables to determine cutting, drilling, and knurling speeds.
British Dictionary definitions for knurling

knurl

/nɜːl/
verb (transitive)
1.
to impress with a series of fine ridges or serrations
noun
2.
a small ridge, esp one of a series providing a rough surface that can be gripped
Word Origin
C17: probably from knur
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Word Origin and History for knurling
knurl
1608, probably a dim. of M.E. knor "knot" (c.1400), related to gnarl, from P.Gmc. *knur- (cf. Ger. knorren "a knotty excrescence").
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