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complete knockdown
 n.— «Still, said J.D. Powers’ Dunne, Chinese carmakers might not encounter the same challenges penetrating the U.S. market from Tijuana that Honda and Toyota did in the 1980s when they had no local supplier base. These days, there’s no need for those suppliers to be located near the factories because all the parts that are needed can be shipped by sea in a crate, Dunne said. The practice is known as a “complete knockdown,” or CKD, kit.» —“Baja officials say they’ve lured Chinese automaker” by Diane Lindquist San Diego Union-Tribune (California) June 6, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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