knob Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"knob" in British English

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knobnoun [C]

uk   /nɒb/  us   /nɑːb/

knob noun [C] (ROUND OBJECT)

C1 a round ​handle, or a ​small, round ​device for ​controlling a ​machine or ​electricalequipment: a ​brassdoor knob Turn/Twiddle the little knob to ​adjust the ​volume. a round lump on the ​surface or end of something
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knob noun [C] (AMOUNT)

a ​smallamount of something ​solid, ​especiallybutter: Put a knob of ​butter in the ​fryingpan.

knob noun [C] (BODY PART)

UK offensive a penis
(Definition of knob from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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knobnoun [C]

 us   /nɑb/
a round ​handle or a ​small, round ​device for ​controlling a ​machine or ​electricalequipment: Turn the knob on the ​left to ​start the ​washer.
(Definition of knob from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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