a projecting part, usually rounded, forming the handle of a door, drawer, or the like.
a rounded lump or protuberance on the surface or at the end of something, as a knot on a tree trunk.
Architecture. an ornamental boss, as of carved work.
a rounded hill, mountain, or elevation on a ridge.
verb (used with object), knobbed, knobbing.
to produce a knob on.
to furnish with a knob.
(in stone cutting) to knock off (excess stone) preparatory to dressing; ; skiffle.
a rounded projection from a surface, such as a lump on a tree trunk
a handle of a door, drawer, etc, esp one that is rounded
a round hill or knoll or morainic ridge
(Brit, taboo) a slang word for penis
(Brit, informal) and the same to you with knobs on, and the same to you with brass knobs on, the same to you but even more so
verb knobs, knobbing, knobbed
(transitive) to supply or ornament with knobs
(intransitive) to form into a knob; bulge
(Brit, taboo) to have sexual intercourse with (someone)
late 14c., knobe, probably from a Scandinavian or German source (cf. Middle Low German knobbe “knob,” Middle Dutch cnoppe, Dutch knop, Old Frisian knopp, knapp, Old High German knopf, German Knopf “button,” Old Norse knyfill “short horn”). Meaning “knoll, isolated round hill” is first recorded 1640s, especially in U.S.
A prominent, rounded hill or mountain.
A woman’s breasts or nipples; knockers (1970s+)
with bells on
[knob, ”penis,” was British use in the 1800s, according to Tony Thorne]
[nok] /nɒk/ verb (used without object) 1. to strike a sounding blow with the fist, knuckles, or anything hard, especially on a door, window, or the like, as in seeking admittance, calling attention, or giving a signal: to knock on the door before entering. 2. to strike in collision; bump: He knocked into a table. […]
[nok-uh-bout] /ˈnɒk əˌbaʊt/ noun 1. Nautical. any of various fore-and-aft-rigged sailing vessels having a single jib bent to a stay from the stemhead, no bowsprit being used: usually rigged as a sloop. 2. something designed or suitable for rough or casual use, as a sturdy jacket, a secondhand car, etc. 3. a slapstick comedian or […]
- Knock cold
see: knock out , def. 1.
- Knock dead
Greatly amuse, astonish, or thrill someone, as in This new song will knock them dead . This slangy hyperbolic expression was first recorded in 1889. Also see knock the socks off