stop knob
noun Date: 1887 one of the handles by which an organist draws or shuts off a particular stop

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stop knob — noun : one of the handles by which the player of an organ draws or shuts off a particular stop or controls the mechanical accessories (as a coupler, tremolo) * * * stop (def. 36d). [1885 90] * * * stop knob, a handle used to turn an organ stop on …   Useful english dictionary

  • stop knob — stop (def. 36d). [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • stop — stopless, adj. stoplessness, n. /stop/, v., stopped or (Archaic) stopt; stopping; n. v.t. 1. to cease from, leave off, or discontinue: to stop running. 2. to cause to cease; put an end to: to stop noise in the street. 3. to interrupt, arrest, or… …   Universalium

  • stop — v. & n. v. (stopped, stopping) 1 tr. a put an end to (motion etc.); completely check the progress or motion or operation of. b effectively hinder or prevent (stopped them playing so loudly). c discontinue (an action or sequence of actions)… …   Useful english dictionary

  • stop — verb (stops, stopping, stopped) 1》 come or cause to come to an end.     ↘discontinue an action, practice, or habit. 2》 prevent from happening or from doing something.     ↘instruct a bank to withhold payment on (a cheque).     ↘refuse to supply… …   English new terms dictionary

  • stop — I. verb (stopped; stopping) Etymology: Middle English stoppen, from Old English stoppian, from Vulgar Latin *stuppare to stop with tow, from Latin stuppa tow, from Greek styppē Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. a. to close by filling or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Knob Lick, Missouri — Knob Lick is an unincorporated community in southern St. Francois County, Missouri. It is located on U.S. Route 67 about eight miles south of Farmington. The community was named in 1876 and is named for the nearby Knob Lick Mountain. In the… …   Wikipedia

  • stop — ► VERB (stopped, stopping) 1) come or bring to an end. 2) prevent from happening or from doing something. 3) cease or cause to cease moving or operating. 4) (of a bus or train) call at a designated place to pick up or set down passengers. 5) Brit …   English terms dictionary

  • knob — 1. (Knob) (840↑, 168↓) Knob <n> 1) The penis 2) An obnoxious person To Knob <v> 3) The act of (hard) intercourse See also [knob head] 1) Jimothy has a humongous knob! 2) Kevin is an absolute knob. 3) Daryll knobbed Lucy after dinner.… …   Urban English dictionary

  • stop — [[t]stɒp[/t]] v. stopped, stop•ping, n. 1) to cease from or discontinue: to stop running[/ex] 2) to cause to cease: to stop crime[/ex] 3) to interrupt or check 4) to cut off, intercept, or withhold: to stop supplies[/ex] 5) to restrain or prevent …   From formal English to slang

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