1A metal or wooden object hinged to a door and rapped by visitors to attract attention and gain entry.
- 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.
2 informal A person who continually finds fault.
- 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.
on the knocker informal
- 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.
1British Going from door to door canvassing, buying, or selling.
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