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knock·down

 (nŏk′doun′)
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of knocking down.
b. The condition of being knocked down.
2. An overwhelming blow or shock.
3. Something designed to be easily assembled or disassembled.
adj.
1. Strong enough to knock down or overwhelm; powerful: a knockdown blow.
2. Designed to be easily assembled or disassembled: knockdown furniture.
3. Reduced: knockdown prices.

knock•down

(ˈnɒkˌdaʊn)

adj.
1. capable of knocking something down; overwhelming; irresistible: a knockdown blow.
2. constructed of parts that can readily be disassembled and assembled: knockdown furniture.
3. offered or acquired for less than the prevailing rate: knockdown prices.
n.
4. a knockdown object.
5. an act or instance of knocking down, esp. by a blow.
6. something that fells or overwhelms.
7. a reduction or lowering, as in price or number.
[1680–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.knockdown - a blow that knocks the opponent off his feetknockdown - a blow that knocks the opponent off his feet
blow - a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon; "a blow on the head"
Adj.1.knockdown - (furniture) easily assembled and dismantled; "I bought a knockdown chest at the do-it-yourself store"
article of furniture, furniture, piece of furniture - furnishings that make a room or other area ready for occupancy; "they had too much furniture for the small apartment"; "there was only one piece of furniture in the room"
collective - forming a whole or aggregate
Translations

knockdown

[ˈnɒkdaʊn] ADJ (= reduced) [price] → de ganga, regalado

knockdown

[ˈnɒkdaʊn] adj [price] → sacrifié(e)

knockdown

[ˈnɒkˌdaʊn] adj (price) → stracciato/a
References in classic literature ?
This Harvey thought would be a knockdown blow, and it was - indirectly.
The Limerick warrior showed pure heart to recover from a first round knockdown to send unbeaten Peter Quillin crashing to the canvas himself before the judges deemed it a draw.
THE suggestion from the prospective mayor Andy Preston that certain houses are offered for sale at a knockdown price in this town (Feedback, 17.
This knockdown apparently broke Gill's willpower as actions of the Australian became nervous and hectic.
Clarkson battled back again and gained a knockdown of his own in the next, although Dickinson seemed to hit the floor after a push.
BE ON-TREND with a Kangol duffel coat with toggles and a faux fur hood - at a knockdown price of PS25.
These almirahs are completely knockdown and can be assembled at customer's place thus making the entry of almirahs possible even through congested stairs/doors of any house.
The Everton Red Triangle puncher showed excellent conditioning to regain control of the fight after his knockdown and out-work his Scottish rival for much of the fight.
In proof-of-concept studies, utilization of this DPC to deliver chol-siRNA targeting Factor 7 to non-human primates results in >99% knockdown of target gene expression and >80% knockdown for over one month after a single injection.
With an initial output capacity of 50,000 vehicles per year, the joint venture will adopt a knockdown system of assembling core parts from Japan into vehicles.
All the four insecticides showed encouraging knockdown capabilities at various times during the 1 h exposure.
Test results will be used to develop and validate structural analysis models and generate new "shell buckling knockdown factors" -- complex engineering design standards essential to launch vehicle design.