Share this entry

American English: /ˈnækər/
British English: /ˈnakə/

Translation of knacker in Spanish:


(British English)
  • 1 (of horses)
    matarife (masculine) de caballos
    it's for the knacker's yard
    está para la basura
    Example sentences
    • The intention would be to have dead animals collected from farms by the local knacker man and then sent for rendering.
    • ‘In the Fall’ tells of an old horse being sold to the knacker by a family who lack the means to feed it through another winter and who need the pittance it will bring.
    • He explains that there was a mistake - the vet had just bought the van from the knacker and had not yet painted out the old name.
  • 2 (of ships)
    desguazador, (-dora) (masculine, feminine)

transitive verb

(British English) [colloquial]
  • 1 (exhaust)
    dejar hecho polvo [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • And after last night's shenanigans I'm absolutely knackered.
    • Bless him, by this point it was about quarter to two in the morning and he was knackered so I forgive him for being a bit confused.
    • I had every intention of arriving early and leaving early as it was a ‘school night’ and I was knackered after quite a few late nights at work.
    Example sentences
    • My windscreen wipers are knackered and it's snowing buckets.
    • The teaching job really knackered my confidence.
    • When I work a 12 hour day, without a break, like today, the last thing I want to find at the end of it is that my bloody phone handset is knackered.

Definition of knacker in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.