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knocker

[ nok-er ]
/ ˈnɒk ər /
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noun

a person or thing that knocks.
a hinged knob, bar, etc., on a door, for use in knocking.
Informal. a persistent and carping critic; faultfinder.
Slang: Vulgar. a female breast.

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Idioms for knocker

    on the knocker, British Slang. canvassing or selling door-to-door.

Origin of knocker

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at knock, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for knocker

knocker
/ (ˈnɒkə) /

noun

an object, usually ornamental and made of metal, attached to a door by a hinge and used for knocking
informal a person who finds fault or disparages
(usually plural) slang a female breast
a person or thing that knocks
on the knocker Australian and NZ informal promptly; at onceyou pay on the knocker here
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