Pronunciation: (nok'doun"), [key]
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 for less than the prevailing rate: first-rate goods at knockdown prices.
1. a knockdown object.
2. an act or instance of knocking down, esp. by a blow.
3. something that fells or overwhelms.
4. reduction or lowering, as in price or number: The store offered a knockdown of 15 percent to its own employees.
5. Slang.an introduction, esp. to a person: He gave me a real knockdown to the company.
6. Naut.the capsizing of a small boat as a result of a strong gust of wind.
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