knurl

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A knurled pattern for grip.

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

knur +‎ -le (diminutive), from Middle English knar (knot in wood), earlier sense “a stone”, of Unknown origin.[1]

gnarl is a later variant, from gnarled, via knurled.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

knurl (plural knurls)

  1. A contorted knot in wood.
  2. A crossgrained protuberance; a nodule; a boss or projection.
  3. A lined or crossgrained pattern of ridges or indentations rolled or pressed into a part for grip.

Verb[edit]

knurl (third-person singular simple present knurls, present participle knurling, simple past and past participle knurled)

  1. To roll or press a pattern of ridges or indentations into a part for grip.

References[edit]

  1. ^ gnarled” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).