Translation of knacker in Spanish:

knacker

matarife de caballos, n.

Pronunciation /ˈnækər//ˈnakə/

noun

  • 1

    (of horses)
    matarife de caballos masculine
    it's for the knacker's yard está para la basura
    • If under the new Scheme renderers are able to collect as well as dispose, we could well see a further demise of the knacker industry.
    • ‘In the Fall’ tells of an old horse being sold to the knacker by a family who lack the means to feed it through another winter and who need the pittance it will bring.
    • The intention would be to have dead animals collected from farms by the local knacker man and then sent for rendering.
    • He explains that there was a mistake - the vet had just bought the van from the knacker and had not yet painted out the old name.
    • Currently the UK authorities are proposing to contract hunt kennels and licensed knacker operators to collect fallen stock from farms from whence they would be taken onwards to rendering plants.
    • The authorities want us to upgrade our facilities to those of knacker men but we can't afford that kind of investment."
  • 2

    (of ships)
    desguazador masculine
    desguazadora feminine

transitive verb

  • 1

    (exhaust)
    dejar hecho polvo informal
  • 2

    (ruin)
    hacer polvo informal
    cargarse Spain informal
    hacer bolsa River Plate informal