rabbit punch


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rabbit punch

n.
A chopping blow to the back of the neck.

rab′bit-punch′ v.

rabbit punch

n
a sharp blow to the back of the neck that can cause loss of consciousness or even death. Also called (in Australia): rabbit killer

rab′bit punch`


n.
a short, sharp blow to the nape of the neck or the lower part of the skull.
[1910–15]

rabbit punch


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Foul punch landing on the back of the neck.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rabbit punch - a short chopping blow to the back of the neck
biff, punch, lick, clout, poke, slug - (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
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Pain but no gain This picture is the very definition of a "no-win situation" as Michael O'Halloran and Gary Woods prepare to take a rabbit punch and boot to the privates respectively.
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