Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small ball of baked clay used by boys as a marble; especially, such a ball placed between the forefinger and thumb, and propelled by a jerk of the thumb so as if possible to strike another.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Prov. Eng. & U. S. A small ball of clay, baked hard and oiled, used as a marble by boys in playing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun dated, dialect, UK, US A small ball of clay, baked hard and oiled, used as a marble in games.
  • noun used attributively as a modifier Of or relating to knickers.

Etymologies

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Dutch knikker.

Examples

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  • 'knicker' is the adjectival form of 'knickers'. We used to replace 'knicker elastic'.

    June 8, 2012