- Present participle of knap.
Variant of knap
intransitive verbknapped, knapping
- to knock, rap, or snap
- to break or shape (stones or flints) by a quick, hard blow
- to bite sharply; snap
Origin of knapLate Middle English knappen, akin to Dutch to snap, eat ; from Indo-European an unverified form gnebh-: for base see knead
a knock; rap