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TKO

Boxing.
Also, T.K.O.

technical knockout

noun, Boxing.
1.
the termination of a bout by the referee when it is the judgment of the attending physician, a boxer's seconds, or the referee that a boxer cannot continue fighting without sustaining severe or disabling injury.
Abbreviation: TKO, T.K.O.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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British Dictionary definitions for t k o

technical knockout

noun
1.
(boxing) a judgment of a knockout given when a boxer is in the referee's opinion too badly beaten to continue without risk of serious injury

TKO

abbreviation
1.
technical knockout
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TKO

noun

A technical knockout, declared when one fighter is judged unfit to continue, although still conscious (1940s+ Prizefighting)

verb

: He was TKO'd in the fourth round


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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TKO

  1. technical knockout
  2. to keep [vein] open
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