- /ˈnɒkdaʊn/ (say 'nokdown)
1. such as to knock something down; overwhelming; irresistible: a knockdown blow.
2. constructed in separate parts, so as to be readily knocked down or taken apart, as a boat, a piece of furniture, etc.
3. a knockdown object.
4. the act of knocking down, especially by a blow.
5. that which knocks over or overwhelms someone or something.
6. Nautical a sudden heeling over of a sailing boat to a large angle usually caused by a gust of wind.
7. Colloquial a formal introduction.
8. knockdown price, the reserve price of an article at an auction, below which it cannot be knocked down.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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knockdown — /nok down /, adj. 1. capable of knocking something down; overwhelming; irresistible: a knockdown blow. 2. constructed in separate parts that can readily be taken apart for easy storage, shipping, etc.: a knockdown toolshed. 3. offered or acquired … Universalium
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