- 1A metal or wooden object hinged to a door and rapped by visitors to attract attention and gain entry.More 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.
- 2 • informal A person who continually finds fault.More 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.
on the knocker • informal
- 1British Going from door to door canvassing, buying, or selling.More 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 knockerMore example sentences
- They make up 89 percent of the payers, and they pay on the knocker every time.
More definitions of knockerDefinition of knocker in:
- The US English dictionary