• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hip-knob an ornament placed on the apex of the hips of a roof or on a gable
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hype; Goth. hups, Ger. hüfte.


In literature:

A disagreeable impression is also caused by the row of hip-knobs along the coping of the central gable, and the pinnacle in their midst.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Wells" by Percy Dearmer

In news:

His left hand on his hip, he leaned with his right hand on the knob of his bat with the other end in the dirt.