Kicker



[kik-er] /ˈkɪk ər/

noun
1.
a person or thing that kicks.
2.
Informal.

3.
something extra, as an additional cost or gain; an added expense or financial incentive.
4.
Draw Poker. a card, usually an ace or face card, held with a pair or three of a kind in the hope of drawing a matching card.
5.
(in concrete construction) a low plinth at the base of a column.
6.
kickers, Slang. shoes, especially leisure shoes.
7.
Nautical.

8.
Slang. the alcoholic liquor in a mixed drink.
9.
Also called eyebrow, highline, overline, teaser. Printing, Journalism. a short line of copy set in a distinctive type above a headline and intended to call attention to it.
10.
Metallurgy. a charge of high-carbon iron that produces a vigorous boil when charged into an open-hearth furnace containing slag and molten metal of lower carbon content.
11.
Also called kicker light. Photography. a light source coming from the back and side of a subject and producing a highlight.
/ˈkɪkə/
noun
1.
a person or thing that kicks
2.
(sport) a player in a rugby or occasionally a soccer team whose task is to attempt to kick conversions, penalty goals, etc
3.
(US & Canadian, slang) a hidden and disadvantageous factor, such as a clause in a contract
4.
(informal) any light outboard motor for propelling a boat
5.
(poker) the highest unpaired card in a hand, used to decide the outcome of an otherwise tied round
n.

1570s, agent noun from kick (v.).

noun

[fourth sense probably fr poker, ”a high card kept, along with a pair, in draw poker,” found by 1892]

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