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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Knob  \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.] 
  4.  (Arch.)  See  {Knop}. 
  {Knob  latch},  a  latch  which  can  be  operated  by  turning  a 
  knob,  without  using  a  key. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Knob  \Knob\,  v.  i. 
  To  grow  into  knobs  or  bunches;  to  become  knobbed.  [Obs.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Knop  \Knop\,  n.  [OE.  knop,  knoppe;  cf  D.  knop,  knoop,  G.  knopf, 
  Dan.  knap,  knop,  Sw  knapp,  knopp,  button,  bud,  Icel.  knappr, 
  and  E.  knap,  n.  Cf  {Knap},  {Knob}.] 
  1.  A  knob;  a  bud;  a  bunch;  a  button. 
  Four  bowls  made  like  unto  almonds,  with  their  knops 
  and  their  flowers.  --Ex.  xxv.  21. 
  2.  (Arch.)  Any  boldly  projecting  sculptured  ornament;  esp., 
  the  ornamental  termination  of  a  pinnacle,  and  then 
  synonymous  with  finial;  --  called  also  {knob},  and 
  {Knop  sedge}  (Bot.),  the  bur  reed  ({Sparganium});  --  so 
  called  from  its  globular  clusters  of  seed  vessels. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  rounded  projection  or  protuberance 
  2:  a  round  handle 
  3:  any  thickened  enlargement  [syn:  {node}] 
  4:  an  ornament  in  the  shape  of  a  ball  on  the  hilt  of  a  sword  or 
  dagger  [syn:  {pommel}] 

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