1A small wooden or porcelain ball used in a game ( knur and spell) resembling trapball, played in northern England.
- It is simply a little sling that dangles the knur from a stick stuck in the ground.
- Personally I regret that it has done so to the detriment of the more manly pedestrian exercises, wrestling, and the clever game of knur and spell.
- But there were plenty of less violent pastimes: knur and spell, ‘duck knop’, and football through the streets.
Late Middle English knorre, variant of knarre (see knar).
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