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appleknocker

[ap-uh l-nok-er]
noun Slang.
  1. Northern U.S. a rustic.
  2. a farm laborer, especially a fruit picker.
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Origin of appleknocker

1910–15; apple + knocker; from the practice of picking apples by knocking them from trees
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