• WordNet 3.6
    • adj knockout very strong or vigorous "strong winds","a hard left to the chin","a knockout punch","a severe blow"
    • n knockout a blow that renders the opponent unconscious
    • n knockout a very attractive or seductive looking woman
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • knockout a blow which causes a person to become unconscious.
    • knockout a strikingly beautiful woman.
    • n knockout Act of knocking out, or state of being knocked out; the act of rendering a person unconscious by a blow.
    • knockout (Boxing) the winning of a boxing contest by rendering the opponent unable to stand for a specified period, usually a count of ten; -- in contrast to a win by a decision; as, Muhammed Ali won by a knockout in the first round.
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  • Elwyn Brooks White
    “In middle life, the human back is spoiling for a technical knockout and will use the flimsiest excuse, even a sneeze, to fall apart.”


In literature:

It was the seventeen-course night dinners and the foreign cooking that gave him the knockout.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
My right hand is still too weak for a knockout blow.
"Bloom of Cactus" by Robert Ames Bennet
It's a blow below the belt, but it's a knockout for the moment.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
He says it was a deliberate knockout Sara gave Jim.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
It was a clean knockout.
"A Prisoner of Morro" by Upton Sinclair
That's the knockout drop to give her.
"The Man Who Knew" by Edgar Wallace
Those who had charge of the boxing never let a bout go to a knockout.
"In the Flash Ranging Service" by Edward Alva Trueblood
To win now Monroe and Gordon needed a knockout.
"Vital Ingredient" by Gerald Vance
After that he would tell a joke and then wait; he was a knockout.
"Continuous Vaudeville" by Will M. Cressy
Now the dark man stepped in, fist cocked for a knockout punch.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
Your blow was not a knockout, and we mean to guard against the next.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
I was simply a knockout in that evenin' dress thing!
"Kid Scanlan" by H. C. Witwer
Martin was the third man during this, his first, reaction to a knockout blow.
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
He did it perfect, thirty or forty times, just up to the knockout.
"All Day Wednesday" by Richard Olin
He had enough knockout juice in that needle to put you away permanently.
"The Unprotected Species" by Melvin Sturgis
Just one little more break, and then it would be the Japs' turn to receive some knockout surprises.
"Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal" by Robert Sydney Bowen
Probably it was knockout drops.
"The Bradys' Chinese Clew" by Francis Worcester Doughty
I take it, though, that there's some play with knockout drops, or something of the sort.
"Loaded Dice" by Ellery H. Clark
His knockout therefore was brief.
"The Homesteader" by Oscar Micheaux
The chief one was aimed at the chin, and had it landed the result would have been a knockout, but it was a trifle short.
"The Launch Boys' Cruise in the Deerfoot" by Edward S. Ellis

In news:

Former Gridiron Star Has Been a Knockout.
'Rocky' proves a knockout in Hamburg .
Lewis avenged a stunning knockout loss to Hasim Rahman with a fourth-round knockout to regain the heavyweight title.
Knockout loves being the ' heel '.
Ricky Hatton suffered a ninth-round knockout defeat by Vyacheslav Senchenko on his return to the ring.
Larry Drew is waiting for the Hawks to develop a knockout punch.
Real Steel is a knockout.
Trial set in Missouri 'knockout game' attack that killed immigrant .
'Bad Girls Club' vs 'Knockout Queens'.
Hendricks grabs another quick minute with 46-second knockout over Martin Kampmann.
(A leather dress with star cutouts, $1,400, is a knockout.
Title shots in the UFC don't come easy, but adding things like the first "twister" submission in the Octagon and a seven-second knockout over an opponent in the top 10 to one's resume sure helps.
Bailey (43-7, 37 KOs) drilled Mike Jones (26-1, 19 KOs) for a spectacular 11th-round knockout to claim a vacant belt on the Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley Jr undercard on June 9 in Las Vegas.
Trial set in Missouri ' knockout game' attack that killed immigrant.
TapouT Theater Is a Mixed Martial Arts Knockout .

In science:

However, because the effects predicted are relatively small at normal nuclear densities, it will be very difficult to extract unambiguous results from measurements of cross sections for single-nucleon knockout from nuclei.
Channel Coupling in $A(\vec{e},e' \vec{N})B$ Reactions
IV describes the observables and response functions for single-nucleon knockout.
Channel Coupling in $A(\vec{e},e' \vec{N})B$ Reactions
The bound states include both elastic and inelastic electron scattering, while the continuum states include single-nucleon knockout, two-nucleon emission, and more complicated reaction channels.
Channel Coupling in $A(\vec{e},e' \vec{N})B$ Reactions
The present formalism also includes coupling of the electron to more complicated states of the nuclear system, including knockout channels, but evaluation of these subtle effects would be very difficult computationally and is omitted. A qualitative discussion of some of these issues has been given by Rawitscher .
Channel Coupling in $A(\vec{e},e' \vec{N})B$ Reactions
In the present work, we study single-nucleon knockout under conditions where the distortion of the electron wave functions is relatively small, namely high energies and light targets.
Channel Coupling in $A(\vec{e},e' \vec{N})B$ Reactions
In the next several sections we outline the approximations used to perform practical calculations for single-nucleon knockout under conditions where channel-coupling by nuclear FSI can be important.
Channel Coupling in $A(\vec{e},e' \vec{N})B$ Reactions
The underlying continuum of two-nucleon and multinucleon knockout states then constitute the excluded space whose effects upon the reaction would, in principle, be represented through their influence upon the effective hamiltonian and effective current operators.
Channel Coupling in $A(\vec{e},e' \vec{N})B$ Reactions
The role of charge exchange in neutron electromagnetic knockout was first investigated by van der Steenhoven et al. using the Lane model.
Channel Coupling in $A(\vec{e},e' \vec{N})B$ Reactions
Their continuum RPA included coupling between states reached by both p-shell and sshell knockout and employed a more complete model of final-state interactions that included spin-isospin components of the effective interaction.
Channel Coupling in $A(\vec{e},e' \vec{N})B$ Reactions
For simplicity we approximate the ground state using the independent-particle model, such that the model space consists of the four single-hole states reached by single-nucleon knockout.
Channel Coupling in $A(\vec{e},e' \vec{N})B$ Reactions
The effects of channel coupling are much larger for neutron knockout than for proton knockout, and much larger for the full model than for the Lane model used by Giusti and Pacati .
Channel Coupling in $A(\vec{e},e' \vec{N})B$ Reactions
With a more complete model of the final-state interactions, we obtain a much larger coupled-channels effect on polarization transfer for neutron knockout than calculated by Giusti and Pacati using the Lane model.
Channel Coupling in $A(\vec{e},e' \vec{N})B$ Reactions
The overlap functions for p-shell proton knockout from 16O were obtained from the 16O(e, e′p) measurements of Leuschner et al. .
Channel Coupling in $A(\vec{e},e' \vec{N})B$ Reactions
MeV/c, but can become appreproton knockout appears to be quite small for pm ciable for large pm .
Channel Coupling in $A(\vec{e},e' \vec{N})B$ Reactions
Furthermore, such effects will need to be examined carefully before any conclusions about high momentum components due to short-range correlations are drawn from proton knockout data.
Channel Coupling in $A(\vec{e},e' \vec{N})B$ Reactions