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a small ridge, esp one of a series providing a rough surface that can be gripped
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To provide a surface, usually a metal, with small ridges or knobs to ensure a firm grip or as a decorative feature.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A knot or burl, 1 in wood.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.