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knob +‎ -er


knobber (plural knobbers)

  1. (hunting, animal husbandry) The hart in its second year; a young deer
    • 1906, Country life[1], volume 20, page 619:
      As soon as the knobber started galloping, all the other stags, who. till now, had taken but a languid interest, if any, in his movements, jumped on to their feet.
    • 1925, John Buchan, John Macnab, page 100:
      But even she was forced to confess that nothing was astir in the mossy wilderness. She climbed to the top of Craig Dhu and had a long spy, but, except for more hinds and one small knobber, living thing there was none.
    • 1968, Lea MacNally, Highland year:
      While I watched the young hind approached the knobber and, after standing by him for a moment, began to lick him
    • 1978 November 16, New Scientist, volume 80, number 1129, page 540:
      A mature stag chases a young male (a knobber) from the harem


Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for knobber in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)