knacker

noun
knack·​er | \ ˈna-kər How to pronounce knacker (audio) \

Definition of knacker

1 British : a buyer of worn-out domestic animals or their carcasses for use especially as animal food or fertilizer
2 British : a buyer of old structures for their constituent materials

First Known Use of knacker

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for knacker

probably from English dialect, saddlemaker

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“Knacker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knacker. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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