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ˈnæk ərknack·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. knacker(noun)

    someone who buys old buildings or ships and breaks them up to recover the materials in them

  2. knacker(noun)

    someone who buys up old horses for slaughter

Wiktionary

  1. knacker(Noun)

    One who makes knickknacks, toys, etc.

  2. knacker(Noun)

    One of two or more pieces of bone or wood held loosely between the fingers, and struck together by moving the hand; a clapper.

  3. knacker(Noun)

    A harness maker.

  4. knacker(Noun)

    One who slaughters and (especially) renders worn-out livestock (especially horses) and sells their flesh, bones and hides.

  5. knacker(Noun)

    One who dismantles old ships, houses etc., and sells their components.

  6. knacker(Noun)

    A member of the Travelling Community; a gypsy.

  7. knacker(Noun)

    A person of lower social class; a chav, skanger or scobe.

  8. knacker(Verb)

    To tire out, become exhausted.

    Carrying that giant statue up those stairs knackered me out

  9. Origin: From hnak, hur − the profession of saddlemaker.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knacker(noun)

    one who makes knickknacks, toys, etc

  2. Knacker(noun)

    one of two or more pieces of bone or wood held loosely between the fingers, and struck together by moving the hand; -- called also clapper

  3. Knacker(noun)

    a harness maker

  4. Knacker(noun)

    one who slaughters worn-out horses and sells their flesh for dog's meat

  5. Origin: [Cf. Icel. hnakkr a saddle.]

Freebase

  1. Knacker

    A knacker is a person in the trade of rendering animals that have died on farms or are unfit for human consumption, such as horses that can no longer work. This leads to the slang expression "knackered" meaning very tired, or "ready for the knacker's yard", where old horses are slaughtered and the by-products are sent for rendering. A knacker's yard or knackery is different from a slaughterhouse, where animals are slaughtered for human consumption. In most countries Knackery premises are regulated by law. However, in modern usage, especially in Ireland, the word has come to describe both those from lower-class backgrounds who tend to engage in anti-social behaviour, as well as those of an Irish Traveller background. In this sense, the usage of the word "knacker" is akin to the usage of the term "chav" in England and ned in Scotland. Though it should be noted that by and large, members of the travelling community in Ireland live in what would ordinarily be considered temporary accommodation; such as roadside trailers or caravans. The word "knacker" was first used in 1812. It is from the Scandinavian word represented by O.N. hnakkur saddle and hnakki "back of the neck".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Knacker

    nak′ėr, n. anything that knocks: (pl.) castanets or clappers, bones.

  2. Knacker

    nak′ėr, n. a dealer in old horses and dog's-meat: (prov.) a collier's horse. [From Ice. knakkr, a saddle.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Knacker

    From the Icelandic knakkr, a saddle; hence a dealer in and slaughterer of old horses.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of knacker in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of knacker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of knacker in a Sentence

  1. Mario Ziervogel:

    Earlier it was enough to have Bockwurst, Wiener or Knacker sausages. Now they are out of fashion. Then came Curry-Wurst with skin or skinless, then came chicken sausage. Then a customer came in and asked for a vegetarian sausage.

  2. Mario Ziervogel:

    You have to be flexible and keep up with the trends to have a successful business, earlier it was enough to have Bockwurst, Wiener or Knacker sausages. Now they are out of fashion. Then came Curry-Wurst with skin or skinless, then came chicken sausage. Then a customer came in and asked for a vegetarian sausage.

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