Definition of Sockdolager

1. n. That which finishes or ends a matter; a settler; a poser, as a heavy blow, a conclusive answer, and the like.



2. n. Something unusually large.

Definition of Sockdolager

1. Noun. a hard hit, a knockout or finishing blow ¹

2. Noun. something exceptional ¹

3. Noun. (US angling) A combination of two hooks which close upon each other, by means of a spring, as soon as the fish bites. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sockdolager

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Medical Definition of Sockdolager

1. 1. That which finishes or ends a matter; a settler; a poser, as a heavy blow, a conclusive answer, and the like. 2. A combination of two hooks which close upon each other, by means of a spring, as soon as the fish bites. Origin: A corruption of doxology Alternative forms: sockdologer. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sockdolager

socioreligious
socioreligiously
sociorobotic
sociorobotics
socioscientific
sociotechnical
sock
sock-knocking
sock hop
sock link
sock puppet
sock puppeteer
sock puppeteers
sock puppets
sockdolager (current term)
sockdolagers
sockdologer
sockdologers
sockdologizing
socked
socked on the nose
sockeroo
sockeroos
socket
socket joint
socket wrench
socket wrenches
socketed
socketing

Literary usage of Sockdolager

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1. The United States Democratic Review by Conrad Swackhamer (1843)
"off, Mr. sockdolager threw himself back in his chair, with a smile of triumph. ... said sockdolager, with a look of suspicion ; " you are too literal in ..."

2. Americanisms: The English of the New World by Maximilian Schele De Vere (1872)
"sockdolager, said to be a corruption of doxology, and to have thence derived the meaning of a final argument or a conclusive evidence, which closes a debate ..."

3. The Humour of America: Selected by Charles Edmunds Brock (1893)
"St. Sebastian sockdolager, Esq., the editor of The National Pop-gun and Universal Valve Trumpet, sat at a green table, elucidating an idea by the aid of a ..."

4. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"a.1854 Pray, brethren, that [the devil] may get such a sockdolager ... The successful fisherman, staggering under the weight of a regular " sockdolager. ..."

5. A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant: Embracing English, American, and Anglo by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland (1890)
"Sam caught him a tremendous blow, clean bang in the left eye, one that nearly knocked him off his pins. Every man in the room heard that sockdolager as ..."

6. Hunting Adventures in the Northern Wilds: Or, A Tramp in the Chateaugay by Samuel H. Hammond (1856)
"Well, I thought of the " sockdolager," and that it might be, that just beneath me, he of the Indian Lake might be reposing; so I fastened a small trout I ..."

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