knacker knacker

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who buys old buildings or ships and breaks them up to recover the materials in them
  2. (n) someone who buys up old horses for slaughter

Usage(s):

  1. The first is Barbara Stanwyck, who plays exactly the same old knacker-bashing matriarch she used to play years ago in The Big Valley.
  2. Strider ends in the knacker's yard awaiting the knife.

Quotes

  1. McLeish said: "I think we tired them out actually. We knew the conditions were going to be very hot and we also knew that Motherwell's strategy is to press, harry and hound. So if we kept the ball and kept it moving it would knacker them. I think...
    on May 1, 2004 By: Alex McLeish Source: Sportinglife.com

  2. Waldemar Januszczak, the Sunday Times art critic, said of the Baltic row: "The entire affair was pathetic. The gallery staff were pathetic for showing excess caution ...... Knacker of the Yard was pathetic for finding anything other than...
    on Oct 3, 2009 By: Waldemar Januszczak Source: Times Online

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