from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A person who buys worn-out or old livestock and slaughters them to sell the meat or hides.
- noun A person who buys discarded structures and dismantles them to sell the materials.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A man who dismantles and sells the materials of old houses, ships, etc.
- noun That which knacks or knocks; in the plural, two pieces of wood or bone used as a plaything by boys, who strike them together by moving the hand; castanets; bones.
- noun A maker of knacks, toys, or small work.
- noun A collar- and harness-maker, employed chiefly by farmers.
- noun Acolliers' horse.
- noun One whose occupation is the slaughtering of diseased or useless horses; also, one who deals in such horses, whether for use or slaughter.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun One who makes knickknacks, toys, etc.
- noun One of two or more pieces of bone or wood held loosely between the fingers, and struck together by moving the hand; -- called also
- noun Obs. or Prov. Eng. a harness maker.
- noun engraving One who slaughters worn-out horses and sells their flesh for dog's meat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun One who makes
knickknacks, toys, etc.
- noun One of two or more pieces of
boneor woodheld loosely between the fingers, and struck together by moving the hand; a clapper.
- noun A
- noun One who
slaughtersand (especially) rendersworn-out livestock(especially horses) and sells their flesh, bones and hides.
- noun One who dismantles old
ships, houses etc., and sells their components.
- noun Ireland, UK, offensive A member of the
Travelling Community; a Gypsy.
- noun Ireland, offensive, slang A person of lower social class; a
chav, skangeror scobe.
- verb To
tireout, become exhausted.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun someone who buys up old horses for slaughter
- noun someone who buys old buildings or ships and breaks them up to recover the materials in them
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
My solutions: Compulsory sterilisation of the criminal and feckless classes (using a three strikes and out policy for any offences other than motoring), no welfare BUT workfare for the fit and healthy (being a fat knacker is not an excuse as regular work and exercise will have a beneficial effect), combined with regular drug testing.
One defintion of a knacker is "a person who purchases or hauls away livestock carcasses for processing into tallow, hides, fertilizer, etc."
A 'knacker' is one who slaughters worn-out livestock and sells their flesh, bones and hides.
If you get get pissed and act like a knacker at a Wedding/Wake then you should be disciplined.
I would dearly love to spend the time on the 20% of decent, honest, genuine victims but I really dont have the time due to having to trace knacker Ned to update him on how the investigation into his complaint of “theft of giro” is coming along.
• Good news, finally, for at last Britain along with the United States and France is to have an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean – hooray for HMS Invincible: on her way to a knacker's yard in Turkey.
He likes to knacker himself completely before a long flight.
They know that if they mention the word ‘knife’, ‘threats’, ‘assault’ when they ring us to make the latest complaint against whichever knacker has incurred their displeasure, they will get a quicker response and it will have to be treated more seriously.
Problem is that he has to get down with Karl Lagefeld though at least hes lost the lard-remember when he was a fat knacker??
Five-hour meetings of Full Council knacker me, and do next-to-nothing for my residents.