Knob definition

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A rounded lump or protuberance.
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A prominent, rounded hill or mountain.
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(UK, New Zealand, slang) A penis.
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(UK, slang, vulgar, of a man) To have sex with.
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A rounded protuberance.
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A prominent rounded hill or mountain.
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A rounded handle, as on a drawer or door.
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A rounded control switch or dial.
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A rounded hill or mountain; knoll.
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A handle, usually round, of a door, drawer, etc.
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A similar device which is turned to control operations of electronic or electrical equipment, as a radio or TV receiver.
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(geography) A prominent rounded hill.
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A rounded ornament on the hilt of an edged weapon; a pommel.
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A prominent, rounded bump along a mountain ridge.
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(genetics)

A knobbed chromosome.

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(slang, pejorative) A contemptible person.
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(cooking) A dollop, an amount just larger than a spoonful (usually referring to butter)
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with knobs on
  • in an extreme or more emphatic way
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
knob
Plural:
knobs

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of knob

  • Middle English knobbe from Middle Low German knot in wood

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

  • From Middle English knobbe, from Middle Low German knobbe, knoppe (“a knot in wood”), from Proto-Germanic *knuppô (“lump, clod”), from Proto-Indo-European *gneub-, *gneup- (“to press, crush”). Cognate with Dutch knop (“button, knob”), German Knopf (“button, knob”), Swedish knopp (“knob”), Old English cnoppa (“knob”). See also knop.

    From Wiktionary