Knap Definition

năp
knapped, knapping, knaps
verb
knapped, knapping, knaps
To knock, rap, or snap.
Webster's New World
To break or shape (stones or flints) by a quick, hard blow.
Webster's New World
To bite sharply; snap.
Webster's New World
Psalms xlvi. 9 (Book of Common Prayer)
He breaketh the bow, and knappeth the spear in sunder.
Wiktionary
To make a sound of snapping.
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noun
knaps
A knock; rap.
Webster's New World
The top of a hill; summit.
Webster's New World
A hillock.
Webster's New World
Wiktionary

A small hill.

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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

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