AskDefine | Define knob

Dictionary Definition



1 a circular rounded projection or protuberance [syn: boss]
2 a round handle
3 any thickened enlargement [syn: node, thickening]
4 an ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger [syn: pommel] [also: knobbing, knobbed]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A rounded protuberance, handle, or control switch.
  2. A prominent rounded hill.
  3. A rounded ornament on the hilt of an edged weapon; a pommel.
  4. A prominent, rounded bump along a mountain ridge.
  5. The penis.
  6. A contemptible person.
  7. A dollop, an amount just larger than a spoonful (usually referring to butter)

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  1. To have sex with.

Extensive Definition

A knob is a round handle one pulls or twists:
Knob may also refer to a prominent, rounded bump along a mountain ridge.
knob in German: Knopf
knob in Dutch: Knop

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