Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The device by which the loops of yarn are knocked off or drawn over the ends of the needles in a knitting-machine.
- n. In mech., a releasing device; a tappet or cam for releasing some part of a mechanism. It is used in some forms of engine valve-gears to operate the admission-valves.
- n. alternative spelling of knockoff.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mach.) Act or place of knocking off; that which knocks off a cam or the like for disconnecting something, as a device in a knitting machine to remove loops from the needles.
- n. A knockoff.
- adj. That knocks off; of or pertaining to knocking off.
“On other commercial issues, the U.S. is pressing China to provide a specific plan for how government agencies and state-owned businesses will buy legitimate software, not knock-off versions.”
“He then graduated from this to the Lincoln Newspaper Syndicate working on knock-off comic strips.”
“The two minute plus clip shows that this series is definitely not the Jericho knock-off that many thought it would be.”
“Stan Lee was known as a hack writer producing mostly second-rate, knock-off stories for the struggling Atlas line of comics.”
“Overall, The Listener has its moments, but it needs to rise above the formulaic procedural stories to become anything more than a derivative television knock-off.”
“His work became synonymous with comic fantasy, and he seemingly illustrated every sub-par Pratchett knock-off on the shelves, but we weren't fooled - oh, no.”
“And Lorne Greene played Adama as if he was starring in a Biblical epic and not a Star Wars knock-off.”
“And the imagery looks like something lifted from a cheap final fantasy knock-off.”
“Do I care what your 18th Century knock-off of the Declaration of Arbroath had to say about art in an era before mass-production, global capitalism and American corporate imperialism?”
“Like you, I pretty much gave up on “High Fantasy” after dozing through the tenth or twentieth Tolkien knock-off.”
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