/næp/ (say nap)

verb (t) (knapped, knapping)
to split (ore or flint) into small pieces with a hard, short blow; chip.
{late Middle English; echoic, possibly from Scots (Gaelic cnap)}
knapper, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Knap — (n[a^]p), n. [AS. cn[ae]p, cn[ae]pp, top, knob, button; cf. Icel. knappr knob, Sw. knapp, Dan. knap button, W., Gael., & Ir. cnap knob, button, and E. knop.] A protuberance; a swelling; a knob; a button; hence, rising ground; a summit. See {Knob} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Knap — Knap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Knapped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Knapping}.] [D. knappen to chew, bite, crack, take hold of; prob. of imitative origin.] 1. To bite; to bite off; to break short. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. ] [1913 Webster] He will knap the spears… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Knap — Knap, v. i. To make a sound of snapping. Wiseman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Knap — Knap, n. A sharp blow or slap. Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knap — (v.) to strike with a sharp sound, late 15c., echoic. Earlier (c.1400) as a noun meaning abrupt stroke. Related: Knapped; knapping …   Etymology dictionary

  • Knap — A heavy woollen cloth, dyed dark blue and used for sailors clothes …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • knap — knap1 [nap] [Brit. Dial.] Brit. Dial. vt., vi. knapped, knapping [LME knappen, akin to Du, to snap, eat < IE * gnebh : for base see KNEAD] 1. to knock, rap, or snap 2. to break or shape (stones or flints) by a quick, hard blow 3. to bite… …   English World dictionary

  • knap — I knap 1. knap sb., pen, per, perne; tabe en knap II knap 2. knap adj., t, pe; et knapt svar; hun havde svaret knapt og kort; knapt afmålte rationer III knap 3. knap adv. (næppe, næsten); hun havde knap svaret; knap nok; om knap en måned; knap og …   Dansk ordbog

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