knob knob  /ˈnɑb/


  1. (n) a circular rounded projection or protuberance
  2. (n) a round handle
  3. (n) any thickened enlargement
  4. (n) an ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger



  1. And the quality leaves much to be desired, even in the hands of dedicated knob twiddlers.
  2. Then he suggested to the mother that she had only to turn a small knob on the radio to keep her child from getting overwrought.
  3. Attempting to enter a classroom, Clark finds a locked door, rattles the knob; and when the teacher opens, he bluntly orders her to undo the lock.


  1. High Knob fire tower work to start in July

    WISE — Work will begin in July on construction of a new High Knob Tower in the Jefferson National Forest in Virginia.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

  2. State news for Sunday, June 16

    High Knob fire tower work to start in July
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Richmond Times-Dispatch

  3. Pilot Knob man hurt in accident on Route NN

    A Pilot Knob man was moderately injured when his truck was hit in the side by a car which failed to stop at a stop sign. The accident happened at 11:12 p.m. Tuesday on Route N at Route NN in St. Francois County.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Park Hills Daily Journal


  1. "A butt-end to somebody's face at any time is pretty gutless," Turco said. "Just sticking your knob out there is a dangerous play. It's something our game doesn't need if that did happen."
    on May 11, 2008 By: Marty Turco Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "It nicked something. I don't know it was his the knob of the bat or his hand," Martin said. "I know it didn't nick him as hard as he made it look, but that's what you're taught to do. If it flicks off something, throw your hands up and...
    on Jun 6, 2008 By: Russell Martin Source: Daily Mail - Charleston

  3. "If I would have had a bat up there without a knob and put that kind of swing on the ball, who knows what the results would have been," Podsednik said. "I don't know, knob or no knob, it worked out for us."
    on Oct 23, 2005 By: Scott Podsednik Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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