Definition of knocker in English:



  • 1A metal or wooden object hinged to a door and rapped by visitors to attract attention and gain entry.

    • ‘Someone started to ring the doorbell while someone else was banging the knocker.’
    • ‘Brighton lifted the brass knocker on the door, and let it drop.’
    • ‘He lifted the heavy knocker and knocked again.’
    • ‘Stepping resolutely forward, the red-head lifted the heavy brass knocker.’
    • ‘She walked up to the door and banged the knocker once.’
    1. 1.1informal A person who buys or sells from door to door, especially with intent to deceive.
  • 2informal A person who continually finds fault.

    • ‘The critics and the knockers were out in force to quickly write off their chances.’
    • ‘The fiery Welshman has his knockers just like Windass.’
    • ‘The 10-year-old survived yet another season of calls for his retirement, thwarting his knockers with four victories, which took his career earnings past the £1m mark.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He may have his legion of knockers who scoff at his lack of goals compared with his wage packet.’
    • ‘Such a scenario is meat and drink to the increasing band of media knockers seemingly intent on dismissing Bolton's chances of avoiding the drop.’
    • ‘That is the policy of the knockers and the naggers.’
    • ‘But the knockers were silenced when Wigan claimed their first piece of silverware in four years, thanks to a 21-12 success over their bitter rivals.’
    • ‘What do the Bush detractors and the America knockers say now?’
    • ‘Fallon, badly injured in a fall at Royal Ascot last June, resumed riding in Dubai over the winter, but has had his share of knockers since returning to Britain last month.’
    critic, disparager, denigrator, deprecator, belittler, attacker, censurer, fault-finder, carper, backbiter, caviller, reviler, vilifier, slanderer, libeller, calumniator, defamer, traducer
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  • 3informal A woman's breasts.

    mammary gland, mamma
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