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  • n. A knob.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A knob.

Etymologies

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From Middle English knottil, cnottel ("little knot"), diminutive of Middle English knotte, cnotte ("knot"), equivalent to knot +‎ -le. Cognate with Middle Dutch knuttel, Middle Low German knutel, Middle High German Knüttel ("little stick"). Compare also Old English cnyttels ("string, fiber, sinew").

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