- capable of knocking something down; overwhelming; irresistible: a knockdown blow.
- constructed in separate parts that can readily be taken apart for easy storage, shipping, etc.: a knockdown toolshed.
- offered or acquired for less than the prevailing rate: first-rate goods at knockdown prices.
- a knockdown object.
- an act or instance of knocking down, especially by a blow.
- something that fells or overwhelms.
- reduction or lowering, as in price or number: The store offered a knockdown of 15 percent to its own employees.
- Slang. an introduction, especially to a person: He gave me a real knockdown to the company.
- Nautical. the capsizing of a small boat as a result of a strong gust of wind.
Origin of knockdown
Related Words for knockdownsquabble, clash, exchange, brawl, disagreement, controversy, feud, altercation, dispute, debate, quarrel, bickering, offering, submission, show, introduction, appearance, delivery, production, reception
Examples from the Web for knockdown
Historical Examples of knockdown
Electrolyte is not supplied with batteries shipped in a knockdown condition.The Automobile Storage Battery
O. A. Witte
This Harvey thought would be a knockdown blow, and it was—indirectly."Captains Courageous"
Souls have in them a wonderful capacity for recovering after knockdown blows.The Girl Wanted
He comes up again after every knockdown, as fresh as a daisy.Fast Nine
Toppy shook his head, like a pugilist clearing his wits after a knockdown.The Snow-Burner