Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A small knob or lump.
  • Same as knob.
  • To hammer feebly.

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

  • noun A small knob.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a small knob

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The word is "knobble" Al. Learn to spell please, it’s pathetic.

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  • Didn't help that he was surrounded by people who found it to their advantage to spot him a hundred yards in every race and move the finish line closer and bribe the judges and knobble the competition.

    George Bush's last second chance and the American refutation of the Book of Ecclesiastes

  • Didn't help that he was surrounded by people who found it to their advantage to spot him a hundred yards in every race and move the finish line closer and bribe the judges and knobble the competition.

    Lance Mannion:

  • They are white planets in a galaxy, these wheels of cheese β€” before the fungi knobble the skin, cobble some resistance in the rind.

    Inflection

  • They are white planets in a galaxy, these wheels of cheese β€” before the fungi knobble the skin, cobble some resistance in the rind.

    Inflection

  • As she spoke, a knobble in her throat bobbed a little under the thin surface of her skin.

    An Atlas of Impossible Longing

  • As she spoke, a knobble in her throat bobbed a little under the thin surface of her skin.

    An Atlas of Impossible Longing

  • As she spoke, a knobble in her throat bobbed a little under the thin surface of her skin.

    An Atlas of Impossible Longing

  • The wandmaker took the first of the wands and held it close to his faded eyes, rolling it between his knobble-knuckled fingers, flexing it slightly.

    Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

  • The wandmaker took the first of the wands and held it close to his faded eyes, rolling it between his knobble-knuckled fingers, flexing it slightly.

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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  • To knobble a person is to compromise, block or blackmail them so that they cannot easily act in an honest way. The verb is more commonly used as 'knobbled', where the person has given in to such pressure. There are several good examples in the 'knobbled' entry.

    August 20, 2011