Definition of “knocker” - English Dictionary

“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)

“knocker” in American English

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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)