from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hook; a peg; a wooden peg for hanging things on.
  • noun One of the projecting points of a deer's antler; a snag or tine.
  • noun A protuberant knot; a wart; also, a decorative knot or tuft, as in costume.
  • noun The rugged top of a rock or hill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A knot in wood; a protuberance.
  • noun A wooden peg for hanging things on.
  • noun The prong of an antler.
  • noun Prov. Eng. The rugged top of a hill.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A short spur or stiff projection from the trunk or branch of a tree, such as the stunted dead branch of a fir
  • noun A peg or hook for hanging something on
  • noun obsolete One of the points of a stag's horn or a tine
  • noun A knot in a piece of wood or the base of a branch
  • noun A pointed rock or crag
  • noun Scotland A small cask or barrel; a keg or noggin
  • noun Scotland, obsolete The woodpecker
  • verb To hang something on a peg
  • verb To kill (someone) who ganked you


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  • Crossing to the window she looked in under the knags of ivy that pressed down with all their weight upon the broken walls.

    - Aidan Higgins, Langrishe, Go Down, ch. 4

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  • The name of a bird found in Southerland. --Dr. Jamieson's Scottish Dictionary and Supplement, 1841.

    May 24, 2011

  • A woodpecker, I believe.

    June 1, 2011