Definition of knur in English:

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knur

Pronunciation: /nəː/

noun

1A small wooden or porcelain ball used in a game ( knur and spell) resembling trapball, played in northern England.
Example sentences
  • 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.
2 variant form of knar.

Origin

Late Middle English knorre, variant of knarre (see knar).

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