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appleknocker

[ap-uh l-nok-er] /ˈæp əlˌnɒk ər/
noun, Slang.
1.
Northern U.S. a rustic.
2.
a farm laborer, especially a fruit picker.
Origin of appleknocker
1910-1915
1910-15; apple + knocker; from the practice of picking apples by knocking them from trees
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