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I want them to run along this street and knock off every bowler they see.

Taken from the "The Time Machine (2002)". What does "knock off" mean here?
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"Make fall to the ground", I guess.


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Hi,

A 'bowler' is a type of hat with a round top, often worn by traditionally-dressed London business-men.

Without a context, but given that this is written by H. G. Wells, I'd say it means I want them to run along this street and hit all the men's hats, knocking the hats onto the ground.

Best wishes, Clive
"often worn by traditionally-dressed London business-men" - not any more, Clive Emotion: big smile
Geez, as soon as I leave the country, the standards all go down!Emotion: sad
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thank you all.