- a knot, knob, nodule, etc.
- any of a series of small beads or ridges, as along the edge of a coin or on a dial
- Scot. a short, thickset person
Origin of knurlprobably blend of knur + gnarl
to make knurls on; mill
- A knob, knot, or other small protuberance.
- One of a series of small ridges or grooves on the surface or edge of a metal object, such as a thumbscrew, to aid in gripping.
transitive verbknurled, knurl·ing, knurls
To provide with knurls; mill.
Origin of knurlProbably diminutive of knur
(third-person singular simple present knurls, present participle knurling, simple past and past participle knurled)
- To roll or press a pattern of ridges or indentations into a part for grip.