appleknocker

[ ap-uh l-nok-er ]
/ ˈæp əlˌnɒk ər /

noun Slang.

Northern U.S. a rustic.
a farm laborer, especially a fruit picker.

Origin of appleknocker

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