Definitions for knockoutˈnɒkˌaʊt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

knock•outˈnɒkˌaʊt(n.)

  1. an act or instance of knocking out.

  2. the state or fact of being knocked out.

  3. a knockout blow.

  4. Informal. a person or thing overwhelmingly attractive, appealing, or successful.

    Category: Informal

  5. (adj.)serving to knock out:

    the knockout punch.

Origin of knockout:

1810–20

Princeton's WordNet

  1. smasher, stunner, knockout, beauty, ravisher, sweetheart, peach, lulu, looker, mantrap, dish(noun)

    a very attractive or seductive looking woman

  2. knockout, KO, kayo(adj)

    a blow that renders the opponent unconscious

  3. hard, knockout, severe(adj)

    very strong or vigorous

    "strong winds"; "a hard left to the chin"; "a knockout punch"; "a severe blow"

Wiktionary

  1. knockout(Noun)

    The act of making someone unconscious, or at least unable to come back on their feet within a certain period of time; a TKO.

    The boxer scored a knockout on his opponent.

  2. knockout(Noun)

    Something wildly popular, entertaining, or funny.

    If you've ever had a sack race, you know it's a real knockout for kids and adults alike.

  3. knockout(Noun)

    A very attractive person, especially a beautiful woman.

  4. knockout(Noun)

    A partially punched opening meant for optional later removal.

    They left a knockout in the panel for running extra wires someday.

  5. knockout(Noun)

    The deactivation of a particular gene.

  6. knockout(Noun)

    A creature engineered with a particular gene deactivated.

  7. knockout(Noun)

    An event where a foreground color causes a background color not to print.

  8. knockout(Noun)

    A tournament, in which a team or player must beat the opponent in order to progress to the next round.

    the knockout stages of the competition

  9. knockout(Adjective)

    Rendering someone unconscious.

    He delivered a knockout blow.

  10. knockout(Adjective)

    Amazing; gorgeous; beautiful.

    You should have seen her knockout eyes.

  11. knockout(Adjective)

    Designating an organism in which a particular gene has been removed or deactivated.

  12. Origin: From knock out.

Freebase

  1. Knockout

    A knockout is a fight-ending, winning criterion in several full-contact combat sports, such as boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, mixed martial arts, Karate and other sports involving striking. A full knockout is considered any legal strike or combination thereof that renders an opponent unable to continue fighting. The term is often associated with a sudden traumatic loss of consciousness caused by a physical blow. Single powerful blows to the head can produce a cerebral concussion and cause a sudden, dramatic KO. Body blows, particularly the liver punch, can cause progressive, debilitating pain that can also result in a KO. In boxing, kickboxing, etc. a knockout is usually awarded when one participant falls to the canvas and is unable to rise to his feet within a specified period of time, typically because of exhaustion, pain, disorientation, or unconsciousness. For example, if a boxer is knocked down and is unable to continue the fight within a ten second count, he is counted as having been knocked out and his opponent is awarded the KO victory. In mixed martial arts competitions, no time count is given after a knockdown, as the sport allows submission grappling as well as ground and pound. If a fighter loses consciousness as a result of legal strikes, or does not immediately defend himself after a knockdown, he is declared knocked out. As many MMA fights can take place on the mat rather than standing, it is possible to score a KO via ground and pound, a common victory for grapplers.

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