knobby


knobby
Odd, involved, or unorthodox method of solving a problem.

My solution to your problem is knobby, but if you don't mind going through several steps, you can repair your unit though no orthodox repair method is published.


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  • Knobby — Knob by, a. [From {Knob}.] 1. Full of, or covered with, knobs or hard protuberances. Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster] 2. Irregular; stubborn in particulars. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The informers continued in a knobby kind of obstinacy. Howell. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knobby — (adj.) 1540s, from KNOB (Cf. knob) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Alternative form knobbly attested from 1859. Related: Knobbiness …   Etymology dictionary

  • knobby — [näb′ē] adj. knobbier, knobbiest 1. covered with knobs 2. like a knob knobbiness n …   English World dictionary

  • knobby — UK [ˈnɒbɪ] / US [ˈnɑbɪ] adjective Word forms knobby : adjective knobby comparative knobbier superlative knobbiest mainly American knobbly …   English dictionary

  • knobby — knobbiness, n. /nob ee/, adj., knobbier, knobbiest. 1. full of or covered with knobs: the knobby trunk of a tree. 2. shaped like a knob. [1535 45; KNOB + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • knobby — adjective a) resembling a knob Do you like my new mobile? Yes, isnt it knobby. b) pleasantly small See Also: knobbly …   Wiktionary

  • knobby — adj. Knobby is used with these nouns: ↑knee …   Collocations dictionary

  • knobby — Odd, involved, or unorthodox method of solving a problem. My solution to your problem is knobby, but if you don t mind going through several steps, you can repair your unit though no orthodox repair method is published …   Dictionary of american slang

  • knobby — See knobby tire …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • knobby — knob ► NOUN 1) a rounded lump or ball at the end or on the surface of something. 2) a ball shaped handle on a door or drawer. 3) a round button on a machine. 4) a small lump of something. 5) chiefly N. Amer. a prominent round hill. 6) vulgar… …   English terms dictionary