knockdown knockdown  /ˈnɑk ˌdaʊn/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a blow that knocks the opponent off his feet
  2. (adj) (furniture) easily assembled and dismantled

Usage(s):

  1. To the crowd, which had installed Louis as a 1-to-3 favorite but hoped Braddock would win, that knockdown was a happy surprise.
  2. Once a president falls below 50 percent he can no longer say he has the majority of the public behind him--a knockdown blow for a president's legislative ambitions.
  3. James Hanley is the kind of Irishman who gives the impression that his life has been a knockdown, drag-out fight with reality.

News

  1. 44 Firefighters respond to fire

    Charlotte Fire reports that it took 44 firefighters to knockdown and control a fire on James Jack Lane Sunday afternoon. The fire lasted about thirty minutes and displaced a family of seven.WBTV will keep
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WBTV Charlotte

  2. Crews Extinguish Fire in South Jordan Duplex

    (KUTV) Crews worked quickly to knockdown a fire at a South Jordan duplex Sunday night. Officials say calls came in around 9:30pm from neighbors reporting flames coming from buildings located at 4454 West Sky Drive. Firefighters responded to the scene and were able to quickly put out the fire and keep it from spreading to the connected building. ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: KUTV Salt Lake City

Quotes

  1. "I would like nothing better than to play USC for the title," Miles said recently. "I can tell you they have a much easier road to travel. They're going to play real knockdown dragouts with UCLA and Cal-Berkeley, Stanford - some real...
    on Jul 25, 2007 By: Les Miles Source: Shreveport Times

  2. "I'm gutted, I can't believe it," Witter said. "I thought I'd done enough to win. I know I had the knockdown but I thought I worked hard enough in the rest of the fight to win comfortably. I don't think you saw the best of me tonight. Timothy...
    on May 11, 2008 By: Junior Witter Source: BoxingScene.com

  3. "I don't like the decision," Marquez said. "I still feel I am the champion. It was a bad decision. That first knockdown, he got me cold, but then I adjusted my game plan and I thought from then on, I dictated the whole fight. ...... The...
    on Mar 15, 2008 By: Juan Manuel Marquez Source: Washington Post

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