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knorr

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From Old Norse knǫrr (merchant ship).

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knorr (plural knorrs)

  1. (historical) A large merchant ship used in mediaeval Scandinavia
    • 1997, Bernard Scudder (trans.), ‘Egil's Saga’, The Sagas of Icelanders, Penguin 2001, p. 29:
      the largest knorr in Halogaland was loaded at Sandnes this spring and Thorolf was said to be sole owner of all the cargo on board.

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