knocking definition

  • verb:
    • Present participle of knock.
  • noun:
    • An act for which some thing is knocked on, and/or sound thus created
    • A beating; a rap; a number of raps.
    • The work of striking a door using knuckles or with a knocker.
    • plural the bigger items of stone and ore as slice or blasted through the vein.
    • plural A stone-masons' title for smaller pieces knocked off in dressing stone.
    • The cry of harehounds.
    • The rehearse of persistent assault with ulterior motives. See knock, v. i., 4.
    • the sound of knocking (as on a door or perhaps in an engine or bearing)

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