Knob - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |nɑːb|  American pronunciation of the word knob
Brit.  |nɒb|  British pronunciation of the word knob


- a circular rounded projection or protuberance (syn: boss)
- a round handle
- any thickened enlargement (syn: node, thickening)
- an ornament in the shape of a ball on the hilt of a sword or dagger (syn: pommel)


a carved walking stick with a silver knob

...toss a knob of butter into the frying pan...

The hen had knobs on her toes.

You may sweeten your coffee by putting in a knob of sugar.

He knobbed his adversary well.

He thought the door was locked, but he turned the knob and the door opened.

I adjusted the volume knob and sat down.

He controlled the volume by turning the radio's knob.

Twiddle the knob on the telescope until things are in focus.

Melt a knob of butter in the pan.

To get out of the 'auto' mode on the camera, turn the knob to 'M'.

Word forms

singular: knob
plural: knobs
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