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Meaning of knurl

knurl

Pronunciation: (nûrl), [key]
— n.
  1. a small ridge or bead, esp. one of a series, as on a button for decoration or on the edge of a thumbscrew to assist in obtaining a firm grip.
  2. a knur.
—v.t.
  1. to make knurls or ridges on.
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