Knap n. A protuberance; a swelling; a knob; a button; hence, rising ground; a summit. See Knob, and Knop.
The highest part and knap of the same island. --Holland.
Knap, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Knapped p. pr. & vb. n. Knapping.]
1. To bite; to bite off; to break short. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. ]
He will knap the spears apieces with his teeth. --Dr. H. More.
He breaketh the bow, and knappeth the spear in sunder. --Ps. xlvi. 9 (Book of Common Prayer.)
2. To strike smartly; to rap; to snap. [Chiefly Brit.]
Knap, v. i. To make a sound of snapping.
Knap, n. A sharp blow or slap.
v 1: strike sharply; "rap him on the knuckles" [syn: rap]
2: break a small piece off from; "chip the glass"; "chip a
tooth" [syn: chip, cut off, break off]
[also: knapping, knapped]