Knack, n. 1. A petty contrivance; a toy; a plaything; a knickknack.
A knack, a toy, a trick, a baby's cap.Shak.
2. A readiness in performance; aptness at doing a specific task; skill; aptitude; facility; dexterity; -- often used with for; as, a
knack for playing the guitar.
[1913 Webster +PJC]
The fellow . . . has not the knack with his shears.B. Jonson.
The dean was famous in his time,Swift.
And had a kind of knack at rhyme.
3. Something performed, or to be done, requiring aptness and dexterity; a trick; a device. "The knacks of japers."
For how should equal colors do the knack !Pope.
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