Knob (?), n. [A modification of knop. Cf. Nob.]

1.

A hard protuberance; a hard swelling or rising; a bunch; a lump; as, a knob in the flesh, or on a bone.

2.

A knoblike ornament or handle; as, the knob of a lock, door, or drawer.

Chaucer.

3.

A rounded hill or mountain; as, the Pilot Knob.

[U. S.]

Bartlett.

4. Arch.

See Knop.

Knob latch, a latch which can be operated by turning a knob, without using a key.

 

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Knob, v. i.

To grow into knobs or bunches; to become knobbed.

[Obs.]

Drant.

 

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