from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To snarl; growl.
- n. A protruding knot on a tree.
- transitive v. To make knotted; twist.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A knot in wood; a large or hard knot, or a protuberance with twisted grain, on a tree.
- n. Something resembling a knot in wood, such as in stone or limbs.
- n. The average value of the magnitude squared of the curl of a vector field over a continuous path that is tangent to the vector field at every point. In mathematical notation, gnarl is represented by the lowercase Greek letter ξ.
- v. To knot or twist something.
- v. To snarl or growl; to gnar.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To growl; to snarl.
- n. a knot in wood; a large or hard knot, or a protuberance with twisted grain, on a tree.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A knot; a knotty growth in wood; a rough irregular protuberance on a tree.
- To give a rough ridging or milling to, as to the edge of a thumbscrew.
- Same as gnar.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make complaining remarks or noises under one's breath
- n. something twisted and tight and swollen
- v. twist into a state of deformity
Frequentative of gnar.
Back-formation from gnarled.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from gnarled. (Wiktionary)