Definitions

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  • n. A blow that causes the recipient to fall or move backwards, a knock back; a recoil.
  • n. Something that impedes or reverses progress; a setback.
  • n. A rejection; a refusal.

Etymologies

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knock +‎ back

Examples

  • I'd just put the premium on being physical and getting "knockback" for the RT, while I'd put the premium on pass blocking and quickness on the LT.

    Dawgs By Nature

  • Most players will use ranged weapons, which have a standard attack, a melee attack that has a knockback, and a special attack that is usually classified as either an “expose” or an “exploit”.

    Star Trek Online Review | CurveHouse.com

  • JOURNALIST: Minister, did you know about the Government's effective knockback of the OzMinerals/Minmetals deal before you started your meeting today and does that knockback on security grounds excluding the Prominent Hill part of the company mean that the government sees Minmetals as an arm of the Chinese Government?

    Press Conference, Beijing - The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • - Some mechas did a mighty knockback attack: dwarftossing!

    Tis the season

  • Since the VMU could potentially animate said requirements for awesome on its all powerful dot matrix display, it wins, but it will never be as powerful as it could be, since it will never knockback.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Dreamcast Memory Unit vs PC Memory Unit

  • It took a year for them to give me a one sentence knockback.

    Where next for River City?

  • Once you've dealt enough damage to a target, the knockback of your blows should be enough to drive them off-screen, whereupon they vanish with a small explosion and a scream.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Most attacks deal a certain amount of knockback to their target; that knockback is multiplied by the damage percentage.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Wolf is similar to Fox and Falco, trading in some of their agility and speed for more damage and knockback a trade that I approve of.

    Super Smash Bros Brawl

  • Lucas is mostly identical to Ness, only in my opinion better, with a PK Thunder that can pass through multiple targets and a PK Fire that has knockback.

    Super Smash Bros Brawl

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