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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
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