Knock n.s. [from the verb.]
- A sudden stroke; a blow.
Some men never conceive how the motion of the earth should wave him from a knock perpendicularly directed from a body in the air above. Brown's Vulgar Err. b. vii.
Ajax belabours there an harmless ox,
And thinks that Agamemnon feels the knocks. Dryden.
- A loud stroke at a door for admission.
Guiscard, in his leathern frock,
Stood ready, with his thrice-repeated knock:
Thrice with a doleful sound the jarring grate
Rung deaf and hollow. Dryden's Boccace.