A person who buys worn-out or old livestock and slaughters them to sell the meat or hides.
A person who buys and slaughters worn-out horses and sells their flesh as dog's meat, etc.
A person who buys and wrecks old houses, etc. and sells their materials.
A person who buys discarded structures and dismantles them to sell the materials.
Origin of knacker
- Probably of Scandinavian origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old Norse hnak (“saddle”), hur (“horse”) − the profession of saddlemaker.