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knock·er

 (nŏk′ər)
n.
1. A hinged fixture, such as a metal ring or bar, used for knocking on a door.
2. knockers Vulgar Slang A woman's breasts.
3. A goblin or dwarf said to live under the earth and direct miners to ore by knocking.

knocker

(ˈnɒkə)
n
1. an object, usually ornamental and made of metal, attached to a door by a hinge and used for knocking
2. informal a person who finds fault or disparages
3. (usually plural) slang a female breast
4. a person or thing that knocks
5. on the knocker informal Austral and NZ promptly; at once: you pay on the knocker here.

knock•er

(ˈnɒk ər)

n.
1. one that knocks.
2. a hinged knob, bar, etc., on a door, for use in knocking.
3. Informal. a persistent and carping critic; faultfinder.
4. knockers, Slang: Usu. Vulgar. a woman's breasts.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.knocker - (Yiddish) a big shot who knows it and acts that way; a boastful immoderate person
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
big cheese, big deal, big enchilada, big fish, big gun, big shot, big wheel, head honcho - an important influential person; "he thinks he's a big shot"; "she's a big deal in local politics"; "the Qaeda commander is a very big fish"
2.knocker - a person who knocks (as seeking to gain admittance); "open the door and see who the knocker is"
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
3.knocker - one who disparages or belittles the worth of something
cynic, faultfinder - someone who is critical of the motives of others
backbiter, defamer, libeler, maligner, slanderer, traducer, vilifier - one who attacks the reputation of another by slander or libel
hatemonger - one who arouses hatred for others
muckraker, mudslinger - one who spreads real or alleged scandal about another (usually for political advantage)
4.knocker - either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a womanknocker - either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
adult female body, woman's body - the body of an adult woman
lactiferous duct - ducts of the mammary gland that carry milk to the nipple
mammary gland, mamma - milk-secreting organ of female mammals
ring of color, areola - small circular area such as that around the human nipple or an inflamed area around a pimple or insect bite
5.knocker - a device (usually metal and ornamental) attached by a hinge to a door
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
front door, front entrance - exterior door (at the entrance) at the front of a building
Translations
مِقْرَعَة الباب
dørhammer
ajtókopogtatókopogtató
dyrahamar
klopadlo
kapı tokmağı

knocker

[ˈnɒkəʳ] N
1. (on door) → aldaba f
2. (= critic) → detractor(a) m/f, crítico/a m/f
3. knockerstetas fpl

knocker

[ˈnɒkər] n (on door)heurtoir m

knocker

n
(= door knocker)(Tür)klopfer m
(inf: = breasts) (pair of) knockersTitten pl (sl); what a pair of knockers!toller Vorbau (inf), → geile Titten (sl)
(inf: = critic) → Nörgler(in) m(f)

knocker

[ˈnɒkəʳ] n (on door) → battente m

knock

(nok) verb
1. to make a sharp noise by hitting or tapping, especially on a door etc to attract attention. Just then, someone knocked at the door.
2. to cause to move, especially to fall, by hitting (often accidentally). She knocked a vase on to the floor while she was dusting.
3. to put into a certain state or position by hitting. He knocked the other man senseless.
4. (often with against, ~on) to strike against or bump into. She knocked against the table and spilt his cup of coffee; I knocked my head on the car door.
noun
1. an act of knocking or striking. She gave two knocks on the door; He had a nasty bruise from a knock he had received playing football.
2. the sound made by a knock, especially on a door etc. Suddenly they heard a loud knock.
ˈknocker noun
a piece of metal etc fixed to a door and used for knocking.
ˌknock-ˈkneed adjective
having legs that curve inwards abnormally at the knee.
knock about/around
1. to treat in a rough and unkind manner, especially to hit repeatedly. I've heard that her husband knocks her about.
2. to move about (in) in a casual manner without a definite destination or purpose. He spent six months knocking around before getting a job.
3. (with with) to be friendly with. I don't like the boys he knocks about with.
knock back
to drink, especially quickly and in large quantities. He knocked back three pints of beer in ten minutes.
knock down
1. to cause to fall by striking. He was so angry with the man that he knocked him down; The old lady was knocked down by a van as she crossed the street.
2. to reduce the price of (goods). She bought a coat that had been knocked down to half-price.
knock off
to stop working. I knocked off at six o'clock after studying for four hours; What time do you knock off in this factory?
knock out
1. to make unconscious by a blow, or (in boxing) unable to recover within the required time. The boxer knocked his opponent out in the third round.
2. to defeat and cause to retire from a competition. That team knocked us out in the semi-finals (noun ˈknock-out).
knock over
to cause to fall from an upright position. The dog knocked over a chair as it rushed past.
knock up
1. (of opponents in a tennis match) to have a short practice before starting on the match (noun ˈknock-up).
2. (slang) to make a woman pregnant.
get knocked up
to get pregnant.
References in classic literature ?
First giving a sharp rap of the old iron knocker, he left his passenger and her luggage at the door-step, and departed.
It threw a gleam of recognition, on here a post, and there a garden fence, and here a latticed window-pane, and there a pump, with its full trough of water, and here again an arched door of oak, with an iron knocker, and a rough log for the door-step.
There were the rolling meadows, the stately elms, all yellow and brown now; the glowing maples, the garden-beds bright with asters, and the hollyhocks, rising tall against the parlor windows; only in place of the cheerful pinks and reds of the nodding stalks, with their gay rosettes of bloom, was a crape scarf holding the blinds together, and another on the sitting-room side, and another on the brass knocker of the brown-painted door.
Now, it is a fact, that there was nothing at all particular about the knocker on the door, except that it was very large.
The old-fashioned brass knocker on the low arched door, ornamented with carved garlands of fruit and flowers, twinkled like a star; the two stone steps descending to the door were as white as if they had been covered with fair linen; and all the angles and corners, and carvings and mouldings, and quaint little panes of glass, and quainter little windows, though as old as the hills, were as pure as any snow that ever fell upon the hills.
We have been watching the storm, and there is some one knocking at the--" A tremendous battery with the knocker, followed by a sound, confused by the gale, as of a man shouting, interrupted her.
The door, which was equipped with neither bell nor knocker, was blistered and distained.
The knocker had scarcely sounded under the hand of the young man before the tumult ceased, steps approached, the door was opened, and D'Artagnan, sword in hand, rushed into the rooms of M.
It must be for some one else," thought she; and she pulled the knocker violently.
At the rat-tat-tat of the knocker her heart flew into her mouth.
This done, you have only to stroll along, with the mill on your back, until you see tanbark in the street, and a knocker wrapped up in buckskin.
I could not have completed my third snore when there came a furious ringing at the street-door bell, and then an impatient thumping at the knocker, which awakened me at once.