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knurl

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Pronunciation: /nəːl
 
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Definition of knurl in English:

noun

A small projecting knob or ridge, especially in a series around the edge of something.
Example sentences
  • When I grabbed the gleaming chrome door handle, I felt machined bumps, or knurls, that provide extra grip.
  • These knurls are slightly harder and in most applications deliver a substantial increase in tool life.
  • The slots for the knurls are not critical and can easily be cut using a hacksaw and a file.

Origin

early 17th century: apparently a derivative of knur.

Derivatives

knurled

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • The blade is held by pins and maintained in place by threaded studs and knurled clamp nuts.
  • A simple twist of the knurled handle locks the collar in any position along the shaft.
  • Turning a knurled adjustment wheel moves the right side scope for individual adjustment.

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