- Knobbly, rough, and twisted, especially with age: the gnarled old oak treeMore example sentences
- The rough surface and the gnarled features have become the distinctive marks of his works.
- Renowned for its longevity, a gnarled, twisted olive tree can bear fruit for several hundred years.
- The disciples have gnarled hands, rough faces with the grime and sweat of an arduous day at their fishing nets.
early 17th century: variant of knarled, from knar.