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knacker

Pronunciation: /ˈnækər; ˈnækə(r)/

Translation of knacker in Spanish:

noun/nombre

(British English/inglés británico)
  • 1.1 (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.
    1.2 (of ships) desguazador, (masculine, feminine)

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

(British English/inglés británico) [colloquial/familiar]

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