Knap meaning

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To break or chip (stone) with sharp blows, as in shaping flint or obsidian into tools.
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To break or shape (stones or flints) by a quick, hard blow.
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To bite sharply; snap.
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A knock; rap.
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The top of a hill; summit.
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A hillock.
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To shape a vitreous mineral (flint, obsidian, chert etc.) by breaking away flakes, often forming a sharp edge or point.
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To rap or strike sharply.

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Psalms xlvi. 9 (Book of Common Prayer)

He breaketh the bow, and knappeth the spear in sunder.

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To make a sound of snapping.

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A sharp blow or slap.
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The crest of a hill.
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A small hill.
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To knock, rap, or snap.
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Origin of knap

  • Middle English knappen probably of imitative origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English, from Old English cnæp, akin to cnotta 'knot'

    From Wiktionary

  • From Middle English knappen, an onomatopeia

    From Wiktionary