[kik-er] /ˈkɪk ər/
a person or thing that kicks.
something extra, as an additional cost or gain; an added expense or financial incentive.
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.
(in concrete construction) a low plinth at the base of a column.
kickers, Slang. shoes, especially leisure shoes.
Slang. the alcoholic liquor in a mixed drink.
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.
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.
Also called kicker light. Photography. a light source coming from the back and side of a subject and producing a highlight.
a person or thing that kicks
(sport) a player in a rugby or occasionally a soccer team whose task is to attempt to kick conversions, penalty goals, etc
(US & Canadian, slang) a hidden and disadvantageous factor, such as a clause in a contract
(informal) any light outboard motor for propelling a boat
(poker) the highest unpaired card in a hand, used to decide the outcome of an otherwise tied round
1570s, agent noun from kick (v.).
Shoes, esp tennis shoes (1950s+ College students)
[fourth sense probably fr poker, ”a high card kept, along with a pair, in draw poker,” found by 1892]
noun See kick flip
- Kick flip
noun in skateboarding, a trick involving a push down on the tail of the board to flip it lengthwise before the rider lands back on the board; also written kickflip Word Origin 1977
- Kicking ass
noun phrase A good time; a BALL: We went downtown and had a kicking ass (1980s+ College students)
- Kicking can
noun phrase An object of attack, esp a habitual object; whipping boy: The young alderman’s chief kicking can has been four oil companies [1980s+; fr the children’s game kick the can]