I. adjective Date: 1690 1. having such force as to strike down or overwhelm <
a bewildering assortment of knockdown arguments — J. W. Krutch
2. that can easily be assembled or disassembled <
a knockdown table
3. chiefly British extremely low ; reduced <
knockdown prices
II. noun Date: 1809 1. the action of knocking down 2. something (as a blow) that strikes down or overwhelms 3. something (as a piece of furniture) that can be easily assembled or disassembled

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  • knockdown — [näk′doun΄] adj. 1. so severe as to knock down; overwhelming ☆ 2. made so as to be easily taken apart [a knockdown table] n. 1. a knocking down; felling 2. a blow, stroke, etc. that knocks one down …   English World dictionary

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  • knockdown — /nok down /, adj. 1. capable of knocking something down; overwhelming; irresistible: a knockdown blow. 2. constructed in separate parts that can readily be taken apart for easy storage, shipping, etc.: a knockdown toolshed. 3. offered or acquired …   Universalium

  • knockdown — [[t]nɒ̱kdaʊn[/t]] knockdowns also knock down 1) ADJ: ADJ n A knockdown price is much lower than it would be normally. [INFORMAL] ...the chance to buy it now at a knockdown price... He bought the three mansions for a knockdown ₤4.7 million. 2) N… …   English dictionary

  • knockdown — knock•down [[t]ˈnɒkˌdaʊn[/t]] adj. 1) capable of knocking something down; overwhelming; irresistible: a knockdown blow[/ex] 2) bui constructed of parts that can readily be disassembled and assembled: knockdown furniture[/ex] 3) cvb offered or… …   From formal English to slang

  • knockdown — I UK [ˈnɒkˌdaʊn] / US [ˈnɑkˌdaʊn] adjective informal knockdown prices are very low II UK [ˈnɒkˌdaʊn] / US [ˈnɑkˌdaʊn] noun [countable] Word forms knockdown : singular knockdown plural knockdowns a fall in a boxing match, after being hit …   English dictionary

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