Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

  • adjective resembling a knob
  • adjective UK pleasantly small

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

  • adjective having knobs

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Examples

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

    Nasmyth, John H. Jr.

  • 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.

    Through Finland in Carts

  • 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!

    MATRIXSYNTH

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

    CLOTHES - what's hot and what's not in Mexico

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

    CLOTHES - what's hot and what's not in Mexico

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

    CLOTHES - what's hot and what's not in Mexico

  • 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.

    Top 10 Tire Tips!

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

    CLOTHES - what's hot and what's not in Mexico

  • 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.

    Heavy snow, floods wallop New York, New England

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