from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. resembling a knob
  • adj. pleasantly small

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of, or covered with, knobs or hard protuberances.
  • adj. Irregular; stubborn in particulars.
  • adj. Abounding in rounded hills or mountains; hilly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having knobs or hard protuberances.
  • Abounding in rounded hills or mountains; hilly.
  • Hard; stubborn.

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

  • adj. having knobs


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  • His first eight days in captivity he spent in a room called the knobby room, a kind of torture room.

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  • To the "elderly scribe" was allotted the bed, a very finely carved wooden erection; but let me at once own that, although I had slept on hay in a tent in other lands, passed a night on a dining-room table, several on the floor, and in deck-chairs, I never slept in anything quite so "knobby" as that extraordinary bed.

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  • Also included is the aforementioned blooper reel, along with deleted scenes with commentary, which include the manufacturing of Jell-O shots and Gretchen's attempts to make the word "knobby" happen.

    The Trades

  • It's very 'knobby' and it's fun not to have labels!


  • These pale, skinny legs and knobby knees are no sin to cover up ... lol. sioux4noff

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  • Amy Newman jogged along Montpelier's Main Street early Monday afternoon pushing a three-wheeled stroller with big, knobby tires and carrying her 3-year-old son, Wakeland.

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  • If a stud does rip out, simply patch it with a tire plug and then install a new stud a little further away on the knobby.

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  • Maybe he'll drink a lot and fall on something sharp and won't come back and I won't have to smell his bad breath or hear his weird breathing or feel his hand pushing down the knobby springs of my bed.


  • His hands were knobby and mottled, ugly things, but she took them without hesitation when he offered them to lift her out of the dirt or onto his knee, setting her there like a giggling princess.

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  • Hems ride up knobby ankles and expose varicose veins.

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