knack·​er ˈna-kər How to pronounce knacker (audio)
British : a buyer of worn-out domestic animals or their carcasses for use especially as animal food or fertilizer
British : a buyer of old structures for their constituent materials

Word History


probably from English dialect, saddlemaker

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of knacker was in 1812

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Cite this Entry

“Knacker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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