Knag Knag (n[a^]g), n. [Cf. Prov. G. knagge a knot in wood, Sw. knagg, Dan. knag a hook to hand clothes on, a bracket; Gael. & Ir. cnag peg, knob.] 1. A knot in wood; a protuberance. --Wright. [1913 Webster]

2. A wooden peg for hanging things on. --Wright. [1913 Webster]

3. The prong of an antler. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

4. The rugged top of a hill. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

(in wood)

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  • knag — knag; knag·gy; …   English syllables

  • knag- — *knag germ., Verb: nhd. zusammendrücken; ne. squeeze (Verb); Hinweis: s. *knakka ; Etymologie: s. ing. *gen , Verb, Substantiv, zusammendrücken, kneifen, knicken, ballen, Geballtes, Zusammengedrücktes, Poko …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

  • knag — I knag 1. knag sb., en, e, ene (person man sætter pris på); du er en knag! II knag 2. knag sb., et, knag, ene (knagen) …   Dansk ordbog

  • knag — /næg/ (say nag) noun 1. a knot in wood. 2. the base of a branch. {Middle English knag(g)e, related to German Knagge knot, peg; cleat} …   Australian English dictionary

  • knag — 1. noun a) A short spur or stiff projection from the trunk or branch of a tree, such as the stunted dead branch of a fir b) A …   Wiktionary

  • knag — næg n. knot in wood; projecting piece of wood, spur; peg on which things are hung; pointed rock …   English contemporary dictionary

  • knag — [nag] noun 1》 a short dead branch. 2》 a knot in wood. Origin ME: from Low Ger. knagge …   English new terms dictionary

  • knag — n. Knot (in wood) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • knag — n. 1 a knot in wood; the base of a branch. 2 a short dead branch. 3 a peg for hanging things on. Derivatives: knaggy adj. Etymology: ME, perh. f. LG Knagge …   Useful english dictionary

  • knag|gy — «NAG ee», adjective, gi|er, gi|est. knotty; rough; rugged …   Useful english dictionary

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