Definition of technical knockout in English:

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technical knockout

Pronunciation: /ˈteknəkəl ˈnäˌkout/
(abbreviation TKO)


The ending of a fight by the referee on the grounds of one contestant’s inability to continue, the opponent being declared the winner.
Example sentences
  • He scored a technical knockout early in the first round.
  • However, the return might take a little longer as South African boxing rules insist a fighter be suspended for two months after a technical knockout defeat.
  • It was the first time in his career that he had been beaten by a technical knockout.

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Syllabification: tech·ni·cal knock·out

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