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[nob-ee] /ˈnɒb i/

adjective, knobbier, knobbiest.
full of or covered with :
the knobby trunk of a tree.
shaped like a .
adjective -bier, -biest
having or covered with small knobs; knobbly

1540s, from knob + -y (2). Alternative form knobbly attested from 1859. Related: Knobbiness.

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