Definition of knocker in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈnɒkə/


1A metal or wooden object hinged to a door and rapped by visitors to attract attention and gain entry.
Example sentences
  • Brighton lifted the brass knocker on the door, and let it drop.
  • Stepping resolutely forward, the red-head lifted the heavy brass knocker.
  • He lifted the heavy knocker and knocked again.
1.1 informal A person who buys or sells from door to door, especially with intent to deceive.
2 informal A person who continually finds fault.
Example sentences
  • What do the Bush detractors and the America knockers say now?
  • The critics and the knockers were out in force to quickly write off their chances.
  • Grant's gritty man-of-the-match performance against Crewe on Saturday was the perfect answer to criticism from manager Stan Ternent and the knockers in the Turf Moor stands.
3 (knockers) informal A woman’s breasts.


on the knocker

1British Going from door to door canvassing, buying, or selling.
Example sentences
  • I would be out on the knocker canvassing for Dave Nellist if I could.
  • Candidates on the knocker found crime and youth nuisance were the main issues concerning voters - with the health service and cash for schools also high priorities.
2Australian /NZ (Of payment) immediately; on demand: he has to pay cash on the knocker
More example sentences
  • They make up 89 percent of the payers, and they pay on the knocker every time.

Words that rhyme with knocker

blocker, chocker, docker, Fokker, interlocker, locker, mocha, mocker, ocker, quokka, rocker, saltimbocca, shocker, soccer, stocker

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