(?), a. 1. Of force sufficient to fell or completely overthrow; as, a knockdown blow; a knockdown argument..
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. Designating a rivet end to be formed into a head by upsetting in fastening.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. Of or pertaining to the act of knocking down at an auction; specif., designating the price below which an article will not be disposed by the auctioneer.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. Made or constructed so as to be capable of being knocked down or taken apart, as for transportation.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]




adj. marked by extreme violence; -- of fights; also used metaphorically of fierce contests; as, a knock-down-and-drag-out fight; a knockdown-dragout competition for the browser market.
Syn. -- ferocious, fierce, knockdown-dragout, tearing.
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


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