Knacker

Noun

  • One of two or more pieces of bone or wood held loosely between the fingers, and struck together by moving the hand; a clapper.
  • One who dismantles old ships, houses etc., and sells their components.
  • One who makes knickknacks, toys, etc.
  • One who slaughters and (especially) renders worn-out livestock (especially horses) and sells their flesh, bones and hides.
  • (Ireland, offensive, slang) A person of lower social class; a chav, skanger or scobe.
  • A harness maker.
  • (Ireland, Britain, offensive) A member of the Travelling Community; a Gypsy.

Verb

  • To tire out, become exhausted.

    "Carrying that giant statue up those stairs knackered me out"

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