technical knockout


: 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

Examples of technical knockout in a Sentence

He has 10 knockouts and 6 technical knockouts. He won by technical knockout.
Recent Examples on the Web Walker went on to post a 76-23 amateur record before winning his only pro fight so far, scoring a second-round technical knockout over Keasen Freeman last month (April 6). Walter Villa, Miami Herald, 17 May 2024 Alvarez handily defeated Caleb Plant in the 11th round by technical knockout. Cerys Davies, Los Angeles Times, 27 Apr. 2024 Page has just burst onto the mixed martial arts (MMA) scene, performing an explosive tornado kick to win via technical knockout on his professional debut; the move drew parallels with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) great Anderson Silva. Ben Morse, CNN, 7 Mar. 2024 But the optimism of the 2023 preseason hardly feels like the time for the owner to score a technical knockout against the most dependable star lineman this offense sorely needs to succeed. Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas News, 31 July 2023 Belfort won by technical knockout in the first round. Drake Bentley, Journal Sentinel, 30 Mar. 2023 Instead, Crawford fought David Avanesyan last December and won by technical knockout. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, 6 June 2023 Aldo was victorious, winning via technical knockout in the first round. Drake Bentley, Journal Sentinel, 30 Mar. 2023 As Em predicted, Crawford — who entered the fight with an undefeated 39-0 record — won the bout in the ninth round via technical knockout. Mitchell Peters, Billboard, 30 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of technical knockout was in 1909

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“Technical knockout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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