American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A victory in boxing, with immediate termination of the match, awarded by the referee when it appears that one fighter is too badly injured to continue.
- n. sports A knockout declared by a referee in cases where a participant is sufficiently injured, unbalanced, or confused and unable to continue the fight;
- n. a knockout declared by the referee who judges one boxer unable to continue
“WE were standing next to Chance and Kid Bascomb, over by the blue corner, when the ring announcer quieted the crowd and told us what we already knew, that the referee had stopped the fight after two minutes and thirty-eight seconds of the eighth round, that the winner by a technical knockout was Eldon “the Bulldog” Rasheed.”
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