knob definition

  • noun:
    • A rounded protuberance.
    • A rounded handle, as on a drawer or home.
    • A rounded control switch or dial.
    • A prominent curved mountain or hill.
    • A rounded protuberance, handle, or control switch.
    • A prominent curved hill.
    • A rounded decoration regarding hilt of an edged gun; a pommel.
    • A prominent, curved bump along a mountain ridge.
    • A penis.
    • A contemptible individual.
    • A dollop, a quantity only larger than a spoonful (usually discussing butter)
    • A hard protuberance; a hard swelling or rising; a bunch; a lump.
    • A knoblike ornament or handle.
    • A rounded hill or hill.
    • See Knop.
    • A rounded projection; a protuberance; a lot; a knop.
    • A fleshy protuberance; a pimple.
    • A rounded projection forming the termination of anything, as of a staff: specifically, the more or less ballshaped area of the handle for a door, drawer, and/or like.
    • A prominent remote hill; a hill generally speaking: just like mound in Wisconsin and Iowa, and butte when you look at the Cordilleran region. [Southern and western U. S.]
    • In entomology, a dilated external portion of a part. Particularly — An expanded apical percentage of an insect's antenna, like in a butterfly. In Diptera, the capitulum or external portion of the halter or balancer. The bloated external part of a fly's proboscis.
    • In a cannon, the spherical part at rear-end of piece, forming the alternative extremity into the muzzle: it is an integral part of the cascabel. In ships' firearms a breeching-loop takes the spot for the knob.
    • In architecture, particularly, a bunch of leaves, blossoms, or comparable ornaments, given that boss on intersection of ribs, the termination of a label or other molding, or a bunch of vegetation in a capital. Within feeling also referred to as knop and knot. See cut-under boss.
    • Same as knobstick.
    • The rudiment of a deer's antler. Compare knobber.
    • a tiny group, not as much as 30, of ducks: an English sporting-term.
    • a round handle
    • an ornament in the shape of a ball from the hilt of a sword or dagger
    • a circular rounded projection or protuberance
    • any thickened development
  • verb:
    • having sex with.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to cultivate into knobs or bunches; in order to become knobbed.
  • others:
    • To grow into knobs; lot.
    • To produce a knob or knobs upon.
    • To clear of knobs, as rock in quarry, in rough-dressing it.

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