- Slang for farm laborers who pick apples.
Combined glossary of agriculture. - MidCountry Media publishes Farm World newspaper.
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apple\ knocker — a hick or redneck, someone who runs around in overalls and knocks apples off trees with a stick That guy from Mountain Top, PA sure is an apple knocker … Dictionary of american slang
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appleknocker — /ap euhl nok euhr/, n. Slang. 1. Northern U.S. a rustic. 2. a farm laborer, esp. a fruit picker. [1910 15; APPLE + KNOCKER; from the practice of picking apples by knocking them from trees] * * * … Universalium
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appleknocker — /ap euhl nok euhr/, n. Slang. 1. Northern U.S. a rustic. 2. a farm laborer, esp. a fruit picker. [1910 15; APPLE + KNOCKER; from the practice of picking apples by knocking them from trees] … Useful english dictionary