Meaning of slobberknocker in English:

slobberknocker

Pronunciation /ˈslɒbənɒkə/

noun

slang US Sport
  • 1An American football player with a particularly aggressive style of play.

  • 2A match or contest that is particularly hard-fought or physically aggressive.

    Now the usual sense.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The Dallas Morning News. Apparently from slobber + knocker.