knurl definition by Webster's New World
- 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: probably blend of knur plush gnarl
to make knurls on; mill
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- knurled adjective
knurl definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
To provide with knurls; mill.
Origin: Probably diminutive of knur.
- knurled knurled adjective
- knurlˈy adjective