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ginger knob

vulgar derogatory A person, typically a man, with naturally red hair. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland.
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necker's knob

dated A rounded knob mounted to the steering wheel of an automobile so that it may be steered with one hand. So called because the driver (typically male) is able to place his arm around his girlfriend or wife. My grandfather gave me his old Cadillac, which still had the necker's knob on the wheel from when he first started courting my grandmother.
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with (brass) knobs on

In a much more extreme form. I've been to both, and I can tell you that Carnival is like Mardi Gras with knobs on. Your report is like my report with brass knobs on—it's 30 pages longer!
See also: knob, on

necking knob

dated A rounded knob mounted to the steering wheel of a car so that it can be steered with one hand. So called because the driver (typically male) is able to place their arm around their romantic partner. My grandfather gave me his old Cadillac, which still had the necking knob on the wheel from when he first started courting my grandmother.
See also: knob, necking

get (one's) knob polished

vulgar slang To have sexual intercourse. Typically said of a male (with "knob" being a vulgar slang term for a penis). If Brett didn't come home last night, I bet it's because he got his knob polished.
See also: get, knob, polished

with knobs (or brass knobs) on

and something more. British informal
1998 Pi Magazine But all this would count for zilch if the music didn't stand the test of time. But it does, with knobs on.
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with ˈknobs on

(British English, slang) used to say that something is a more complicated version of what you mention: It isn’t art — it’s just a horror movie with knobs on!
See also: knob, on

get one’s knob polished

tv. to copulate or otherwise have sex. (Refers to a male. Usually objectionable.) Man, if you want to get your knob polished, just let me know. I got girls! I got girls you wouldn’t believe!
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necking knob

A swivel on a car's steering wheel. The necking knob enables the driver to steer with his left hand while encircling his girlfriend's shoulder with his right arm. Even when the driver was alone, the knob was an easy way to turn the car in the days before power steering.
See also: knob, necking
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The panel comes with two five-inch high-resolution LCD screens with their own soft knobs and soft buttons, 12 knobs with 4,096 steps per rotation, 48 dedicated navigation and transport keys, and three high-resolution weighted trackballs.
I begin disassembly by unscrewing the nut in the center of the windage knob and pulling the elevation pinion assembly straight out of the sight base.
Generally, the largest concentric knob closest to the panel does certain functions consistently from one avionics system to another.
Ultimately, the person paying for the hardware has the final word on where the knobs and pulls are to be installed.
The scope adjusting turret must be rotated 90-degrees counter clockwise to get the windage knob out of the way, making cartridge ejection possible.
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Called quill knobs, the bumps reveal where bone-connecting tissue (called ligaments) attaches major flight feathers to the bone.
Several knobs on a forearm bone from a 1.5-meter-long predatory dinosaur provide the first direct evidence of substantial feathers on a dinosaur that large.
Cabinet hardware consists of hinges, pulls, knobs, catches, drawer slides, rotating shelves, tracks and glides for sliding panels and shelf rests, and standards and brackets.
The knobs are made of durable and highly impact-resistant, glass-filled polypropylene.
An award-winning manufacturing company is planning to put its production of gear knobs into overdrive after developing a process to injection mould plastic directly on to leather.
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Elma Electronic has introduced its bell-shaped, or "top-hat", knobs in two finishes.
STAUB has added some whimsy with new colors and animal-shaped knobs for its French ovens.