knock-out definition

  • noun:
    • alternate kind of knockout.
    • In pugilism, the act of rendering insensible; a blow which creates insensibility.
    • A knock-off; a release; especially, a tool for permitting a valve in a spring-testing device to open whenever ram encounters a resistance.
  • adjective:
    • That knocks out; described as slamming completely.
  • others:
    • Causing one to be knocked out, as by a blow in a fight; therefore, very effective; smashing: as, a knock-out blow.

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