[ noh-nok ]

  1. Law. relating to or denoting a policy that authorizes law-enforcement officers to enter premises unannounced and without identifying themselves: On the basis of an anonymous tip, the police had obtained a no-knock search warrant for drugs.

Origin of no-knock

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70

Words Nearby no-knock Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023