One for his nob

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • One for his nob a blow on the head in boxing: a point at cribbage by holding the knave of trumps
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Knob.

Usage

In literature:

For he too was famous in his own sphere; and in the drawing-room of Wilkins's one celebrity was hob-nobbing with another!
"The Regent" by E. Arnold Bennett
There was one of our party who never failed to mark "two for his Nob" at cribbage, and he was thought no mean person.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
I'd have given him one for his precious nob, ghost or no ghost.
"The Childerbridge Mystery" by Guy Boothby
To these are added twelve for the double pair-royal, and "one for his nob," making twenty-nine.
"Hoyle's Games Modernized"
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