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knap

 (năp)
tr.v. knapped, knap·ping, knaps
1. To break or chip (stone) with sharp blows, as in shaping flint or obsidian into tools.
2. Chiefly British
a. To strike sharply; rap.
b. To snap at or bite.

[Middle English knappen, probably of imitative origin.]

knap′per n.

knap

(næp)
n
(Physical Geography) dialect the crest of a hill
[Old English cnæpp top; compare Old Norse knappr knob]

knap

(næp)
vb, knaps, knapping or knapped
(tr) dialect to hit, hammer, or chip
[C15 (in the sense: to strike with a sharp sound): of imitative origin; compare Dutch knappen to crack]
ˈknapper n

knap

(næp)

n. Brit. Dial.
a crest or summit of a small hill.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English cnæpp top, summit; c. Old Norse knappr knob]

knap

- The crest or summit of a hill.
See also related terms for summit.

knap


Past participle: knapped
Gerund: knapping

Imperative
knap
knap
Present
I knap
you knap
he/she/it knaps
we knap
you knap
they knap
Preterite
I knapped
you knapped
he/she/it knapped
we knapped
you knapped
they knapped
Present Continuous
I am knapping
you are knapping
he/she/it is knapping
we are knapping
you are knapping
they are knapping
Present Perfect
I have knapped
you have knapped
he/she/it has knapped
we have knapped
you have knapped
they have knapped
Past Continuous
I was knapping
you were knapping
he/she/it was knapping
we were knapping
you were knapping
they were knapping
Past Perfect
I had knapped
you had knapped
he/she/it had knapped
we had knapped
you had knapped
they had knapped
Future
I will knap
you will knap
he/she/it will knap
we will knap
you will knap
they will knap
Future Perfect
I will have knapped
you will have knapped
he/she/it will have knapped
we will have knapped
you will have knapped
they will have knapped
Future Continuous
I will be knapping
you will be knapping
he/she/it will be knapping
we will be knapping
you will be knapping
they will be knapping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been knapping
you have been knapping
he/she/it has been knapping
we have been knapping
you have been knapping
they have been knapping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been knapping
you will have been knapping
he/she/it will have been knapping
we will have been knapping
you will have been knapping
they will have been knapping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been knapping
you had been knapping
he/she/it had been knapping
we had been knapping
you had been knapping
they had been knapping
Conditional
I would knap
you would knap
he/she/it would knap
we would knap
you would knap
they would knap
Past Conditional
I would have knapped
you would have knapped
he/she/it would have knapped
we would have knapped
you would have knapped
they would have knapped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.knap - strike sharply; "rap him on the knuckles"
strike - deliver a sharp blow, as with the hand, fist, or weapon; "The teacher struck the child"; "the opponent refused to strike"; "The boxer struck the attacker dead"
knock - rap with the knuckles; "knock on the door"
2.knap - break a small piece off from; "chip the glass"; "chip a tooth"
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"
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This project aims to ascertain how hominins learnt through the study of the size of the lithic tools (since novices knappers tend to prouce more small flakes that experienced knappers), and the management and know-how or savoir-faire of the knappers preserved into the archaeological collections.
tmc050711sofa) * HOW ODD: Stone Age flint knappers, rogue quarry workers, vandals dynamiting rocking stones off their perches and a mysterious band of carvers have left their marks on West Nab, above Meltham.
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