Knurl meaning

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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.
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Any of a series of small beads or ridges, as along the edge of a coin or on a dial.
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A knob, knot, or other small protuberance.
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To provide with knurls; mill.
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A knot, knob, nodule, etc.
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(scot.) A short, thickset person.
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To make knurls on; mill.
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A crossgrained protuberance; a nodule; a boss or projection.
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A lined or crossgrained pattern of ridges or indentations rolled or pressed into a part for grip.
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To roll or press a pattern of ridges or indentations into a part for grip.
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Origin of knurl

  • Probably diminutive of knur

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

  • knur +‎ -le (“diminutive”), from Middle English knar (“knot in wood”), earlier sense “a stone”, of Unknown origin.

    From Wiktionary

  • gnarl is a later variant, from gnarled, via knurled.

    From Wiktionary