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knack·er

 (năk′ər)
n. Chiefly British
1. A person who buys worn-out or old livestock and slaughters them to sell the meat or hides.
2. A person who buys unwanted structures, such as houses or ships, and dismantles them to sell the materials.

[Probably of Scandinavian origin.]

knack′er·y (-ə-rē) n.

knacker

(ˈnækə)
n
1. a person who buys up old horses for slaughter
2. a person who buys up old buildings and breaks them up for scrap
3. (Anatomy) (usually plural) slang another word for testicle
4. slang Irish a despicable person
vb
(tr; usually passive) slang to exhaust; tire
[C16: probably from nacker saddler, probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse hnakkur saddle]

knack•er

(ˈnæk ər)

n. Brit.
1. a person who buys animal carcasses or slaughters useless livestock for a rendering works.
2. a person who buys and dismembers old houses, ships, etc., to salvage usable parts, selling the rest as scrap.
[1565–75; -knack earlier, a saddlemaker, perhaps (< Scandinavian; compare Icelandic hnakkr nape of the neck, saddle) + -er1]

knacker

British. a person who purchases old structures and disassembles them for salvageable materials and scrap.
See also: Buildings

knacker


Past participle: knackered
Gerund: knackering

Imperative
knacker
knacker
Present
I knacker
you knacker
he/she/it knackers
we knacker
you knacker
they knacker
Preterite
I knackered
you knackered
he/she/it knackered
we knackered
you knackered
they knackered
Present Continuous
I am knackering
you are knackering
he/she/it is knackering
we are knackering
you are knackering
they are knackering
Present Perfect
I have knackered
you have knackered
he/she/it has knackered
we have knackered
you have knackered
they have knackered
Past Continuous
I was knackering
you were knackering
he/she/it was knackering
we were knackering
you were knackering
they were knackering
Past Perfect
I had knackered
you had knackered
he/she/it had knackered
we had knackered
you had knackered
they had knackered
Future
I will knacker
you will knacker
he/she/it will knacker
we will knacker
you will knacker
they will knacker
Future Perfect
I will have knackered
you will have knackered
he/she/it will have knackered
we will have knackered
you will have knackered
they will have knackered
Future Continuous
I will be knackering
you will be knackering
he/she/it will be knackering
we will be knackering
you will be knackering
they will be knackering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been knackering
you have been knackering
he/she/it has been knackering
we have been knackering
you have been knackering
they have been knackering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been knackering
you will have been knackering
he/she/it will have been knackering
we will have been knackering
you will have been knackering
they will have been knackering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been knackering
you had been knackering
he/she/it had been knackering
we had been knackering
you had been knackering
they had been knackering
Conditional
I would knacker
you would knacker
he/she/it would knacker
we would knacker
you would knacker
they would knacker
Past Conditional
I would have knackered
you would have knackered
he/she/it would have knackered
we would have knackered
you would have knackered
they would have knackered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.knacker - someone who buys old buildings or ships and breaks them up to recover the materials in them
wrecker - someone who demolishes or dismantles buildings as a job
2.knacker - someone who buys up old horses for slaughter
slaughterer, butcher - a person who slaughters or dresses meat for market
Translations

knacker

[ˈnækəʳ] (Brit)
A. N (for horses) → matarife mf de caballos; (for ships) → desguazador(a) m/f
B. VTagotar, reventar
I'm knackeredestoy reventado or hecho polvo
C. CPD knacker's yard N (for horses) → matadero m; (for ships) → desguace m

knacker

n (Brit inf, of horses) → Abdecker(in) m(f), → Schinder(in) m(f); (of boats, houses)Abbruchunternehmer(in) m(f); to send a horse to the knacker’s (yard)ein Pferd zum Abdecker or auf den Schindanger (old)bringen
References in classic literature ?
I have seen dead horses, and I am sure they do not suffer pain; I wish I may drop down dead at my work, and not be sent off to the knackers.
When it was discovered that the knacker and tanner would give only a very few shillings for Prince's carcase because of his decrepitude, Durbeyfield rose to the occasion.
There's like - you know the way this [audience] is full of knackers and tramps here.
Let's send Cuthbert to the knackers [sic] yard where he belongs.
It appears every man and his dog wants to see Duncan Fletcher hung, drawn, quartered, poked in the eyes, kicked in the knackers (do you still have knackers after being quartered?
Geoff Huish, 26, was so sure England would triumph he walked into a social club in the middle of the game and shouted: 'If Wales win, I'll cut my knackers off.
The seven commandments are slowly altered and even though the animals win the Battle of the Windmill, the pigs take over and old Boxer is shipped off to the knackers.
MG Rover's rescue from the automotive equivalent of the knackers yard, secured a year ago today, didn't stop the prophets of gloom from continuing to knock the company.