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"knocker" in British English

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knockernoun [C]

uk   /ˈnɒk.ər/ us   /ˈnɑː.kɚ/
  • knocker noun [C] (METAL OBJECT)

also doorknocker a metal object attached to a door that visitors use to hit the door in order to attract attention
  • knocker noun [C] (CRITIC)

UK informal disapproving a person who is always criticizing someone or something
(Definition of knocker from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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knockernoun [C]

us   /ˈnɑk·ər/
a metal object attached to the outside surface of a door in such a way that it can be hit against the door to make a noise, getting the attention of those inside
(Definition of knocker from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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