knobbed knobbed


  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
  5. (adj) used of old persons or old trees; covered with knobs or knots


  1. Braver sorts wearing comet-shaped diamond hatpins or toting comet-knobbed walking canes flocked to rooftop parties at the old Waldorf-Astoria.
  2. Sharpened canes, electric cattle prods and steel-knobbed umbrellas can be wrestled from the grasp of a struggling victim and turned against him.
  3. In the late '20s, when radio emerged from its crystal-set stage and became a multi-knobbed, multi-tubed wonder, it seemed that the day of the phonograph was done.


  • "In my lifetime I've played in six World Series, hob-knobbed with movie stars and been a part of the excitement of New York and the Yankees," said Jackson. "With all that, it's hard to get excited over many things. But being behind the wheel...
    on Feb 17, 2009 By: Reggie Jackson Source:

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