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- n. Plural form of knorr.
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• Vikings built fast ships for raiding and war which were known as "dragon-ships" or "longships" while they also had cargo ships called "knorrs".
People must have known for ages that certain shapes of ship were faster or more manoeuvrable or higher capacity - aren't Viking knorrs the long-distance cargo carrier quite different in shape from the longships?