Meaning of “knob” in the English Dictionary

"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 electrical equipment:

a brass door knob
Turn/Twiddle the little knob to adjust the volume.

a round lump on the surface or end of something

More examples

  • Turn the knob in a clockwise direction.
  • He pulled the knob and it just came off in his hand.
  • She turned the door knob and quietly opened the door.
  • Twiddle a knob on a radio in Britain and you may hear more voices speaking crackly French or German than English.
  • At the twiddle of a knob the operators can focus on a tiny amount of airspace or scan the whole area.

knob noun [ C ] (BODY PART)

UK offensive a penis

(Definition of “knob” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"knob" in American English

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knobnoun [ C ]

us /nɑb/

a round handle or a small, round device for controlling a machine or electrical equipment:

Turn the knob on the left to start the washer.

(Definition of “knob” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)