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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Knap  \Knap\,  n.  [AS.  cn[ae]p,  cn[ae]pp,  top  knob,  button;  cf 
  Icel.  knappr  knob,  Sw  knapp,  Dan.  knap  button,  W.,  Gael.,  & 
  Ir  cnap  knob,  button,  and  E.  knop.] 
  A  protuberance;  a  swelling;  a  knob;  a  button;  hence  rising 
  ground;  a  summit.  See  {Knob},  and  {Knop}. 
 
  The  highest  part  and  knap  of  the  same  island. 
  --Holland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Knap  \Knap\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Knapped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Knapping}.]  [D.  knappen  to  chew,  bite,  crack,  take  hold  of 
  prob.  of  imitative  origin.] 
  1.  To  bite;  to  bite  off  to  break  short.  [Obs.  or  Prov.  Eng. 
  ] 
 
  He  will  knap  the  spears  apieces  with  his  teeth. 
  --Dr.  H.  More 
 
  He  breaketh  the  bow,  and  knappeth  the  spear  in 
  sunder.  --Ps.  xlvi.  9 
  (Book  of 
  Common 
  Prayer.) 
 
  2.  To  strike  smartly;  to  rap;  to  snap.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Knap  \Knap\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  a  sound  of  snapping.  --Wiseman. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Knap  \Knap\,  n. 
  A  sharp  blow  or  slap.  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  knap 
  v  1:  strike  sharply;  "rap  him  on  the  knuckles"  [syn:  {rap}] 
  2:  break  a  small  piece  off  from  "chip  the  glass";  "chip  a 
  tooth"  [syn:  {chip},  {cut  off},  {break  off}] 




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