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Definition of "knack" []

  • A clever, expedient way of doing something. (noun)
  • A specific talent for something, especially one difficult to explain or teach. See Synonyms at art1. (noun)
  • Archaic A cleverly designed device. (noun)
  • Archaic A knickknack. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "knack" in a sentence
  • "There must be, of necessity, a certain "knack" in writing a story in collaboration, even when but two writers engage in the work."
  • "There is a certain knack to lapping a barrel, and probably, not everyone is able to successfully do it, but if you can, it will definitely improve the performance of any rifle."
  • "The knack is the flicking motion that scrapes steel against stone to produce the sparks, and catching the sparks on a piece of char cloth."