technical knockout
noun Date: 1921 the termination of a boxing match when a boxer is unable or is declared by the referee to be unable (as because of injuries) to continue the fight — called also TKO

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • technical knockout — /ˌtɛknɪkəl ˈnɒkaʊt/ (say .teknikuhl nokowt) noun the decision of the referee of a boxing contest to award the victory to one contestant as though a knockout had been delivered, because the other contestant is in the estimation of the referee not… …   Australian English dictionary

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  • knockout — [näk′out΄] adj. that knocks out: said of a blow, etc. n. 1. a knocking out or being knocked out 2. a) a blow that knocks out b) Boxing a victory won when the opponent is knocked out: cf. TECHNICAL KNOCKOUT ☆ 3. Slang a very attractive or striking …   English World dictionary

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