knockout knock"out`, knock-out knock"-out`, n. Act of knocking out, or state of being knocked out; the act of rendering a person unconscious by a blow. [WordNet sense 1] [Webster 1913 Suppl. + WordNet 1.5]

2. a blow which causes a person to become unconscious.

Syn: knockout blow, knockout punch. [WordNet 1.5]

3. (Boxing) the winning of a boxing contest by rendering the opponent unable to stand for a specified period, usually a count of ten; -- in contrast to a win by a {decision}; as, Muhammed Ali won by a knockout in the first round. [WordNet 1.5]

4. a strikingly beautiful woman. [Informal] [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • knock-out — [ (k)nɔkaut ] n. m. inv. et adj. inv. • 1899; loc. angl., de to knock « frapper » et out « dehors » I ♦ 1 ♦ N. m. Mise hors de combat du boxeur resté à terre plus de dix secondes. Battu par knock out à la cinquième reprise. Adj. (1905) Mettre… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • knock-out — agg.inv., s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS sport 1. agg.inv., di pugile che, dopo essere stato atterrato dall avversario, non riesce a rialzarsi entro dieci secondi, perdendo l incontro; anche avv.: finire, mandare, mettere knock out Sinonimi …   Dizionario italiano

  • Knock-out — a. That knocks out; characterized by knocking out; as, a knock out blow; a knock out key for knocking out a drill from a collet. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • knock out — / nɒkaʊt/, it. /nɔ kaut/ locuz. ingl. [abbrev. di knock out of time abbattere fuori del tempo ], usata in ital. come avv. e s.m. ■ avv. [in condizione di non poter proseguire un combattimento (spec. nel pugilato), anche fig.: finire knock out ]… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • knock-out — auch: knock|out 〈[nɔkaʊt] Adj.; Abk.: k. o.; Sport; Boxen〉 niedergeschlagen, kampfunfähig; den Gegner knock out schlagen [Etym.: <engl. knocked out »entscheidend besiegt, herausgeschlagen« (in Anlehnung an das Substantiv gebildet)] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • knock|out — «NOK OWT», noun, adjective. –n. 1. the act of knocking out: »The boxer won the fight by a knockout. 2. the condition of being knocked out. 3. a blow that knocks out. 4. U.S. Slang. a very attractive person; overwhelming or striking thing. –adj.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Knock-Out — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Le Knockout en boxe ou en sport de combat est la mise hors de combat d un adversaire. Le Knockout en biologie est l inactivation d un gène par… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Knock-out — auch: Knock|out 〈[nɔkaʊt] m.; Gen.: s od. , Pl.: s; Abk.: K.o.; Sport; Boxen〉 Niederschlag, völlige Besiegung, K. o. Schlag   Knock out / Knockout: (Schreibung mit Bindestrich) Abweichend von der generellen Regelung, nach der auch… …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • knock-out — knock out, auch knock|out [nɔk |aut] <zu engl. to knock out »herausschlagen«> kampfunfähig nach einem Niederschlag; Abk.: k. o. (Boxen) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Knock-out — Knock out, auch Knock|out der; [s], s: Kampfunfähigkeit bewirkender Niederschlag; Abk.: K. o. (Boxen) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • knock out — ► knock out 1) make unconscious. 2) informal astonish or greatly impress. 3) eliminate from a knockout competition. 4) informal produce (work) at a steady fast rate. Main Entry: ↑knock …   English terms dictionary

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