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appleknocker

[ ap-uhl-nok-er ]
/ ˈæp əlˌnɒk ər /
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noun Slang.
Northern U.S. a rustic.
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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