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KNAP, noun nap. A protuberance; a swelling. [Little Used. See Knob.]

KNAP, verb transitive nap. [See Knab.]

1. To bite; to bite off; to break short. [Little Used.]

2. To strike with a sharp noise. [Little Used.]

KNAP, verb intransitive nap. To make a short, sharp sound.