Meaning of knockdown

knock•down

Pronunciation: (nok'doun"), [key]
— adj.
  1. capable of knocking something down; overwhelming; irresistible: a knockdown blow.
  2. constructed in separate parts that can readily be taken apart for easy storage, shipping, etc.: a knockdown toolshed.
  3. offered or acquired for less than the prevailing rate: first-rate goods at knockdown prices.
—n.
  1. a knockdown object.
  2. an act or instance of knocking down, esp. by a blow.
  3. something that fells or overwhelms.
  4. reduction or lowering, as in price or number: The store offered a knockdown of 15 percent to its own employees.
  5. an introduction, esp. to a person: He gave me a real knockdown to the company.
  6. the capsizing of a small boat as a result of a strong gust of wind.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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