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1. A rounded protuberance.
2. A rounded handle, as on a drawer or door.
3. A rounded control switch or dial.
3. A prominent rounded hill or mountain.
4. Etymology: from about 1373, knobe is thought to be from a Scandinavian or a German source. The meaning of "knoll, isolated round hill" is first recorded in about 1650; especially, in the United States.

Although knob is not a part of the nodu- family, it is used extensively to define a variety of "nodal" terms.

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knob, nob
knob (NAHB) (noun)
A round, prominent lump or protuberance, often ornamental: The decorative knob on the door was highly individual.
nob (NAHB) (noun)
1. The Jack or Knave card in a game of cribbage which score points for the holder: Walter's nob gave him the advantage over his opponent.
2. Chiefly British, a person of wealth or social standing: Albert was considered a nob in his social circle.

The card-playing nob rested his hand on the knob of his cane while he was playing a game of nob which he was always winning.

Units related to: “knob
(Greek: knuckle, knuckle-like knob, knob)
(Latin: knot, knob; lump)
(Latin: hardened skin, thick skin; a knob)
(Greek: a knob; callus, callous, callosity)
(Latin: pertaining to the navel, umbilical cord; a protuberance or swelling; related to umbo, the boss [a convex elevation or knob] of a shield)