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scissors kick

or scissor kick
n.
A movement in which the legs are moved widely apart and brought together like scissors, usually along the body's longitudinal axis, especially:
a. A swimming kick having this form, used mainly in sidestroke.
b. A bicycle kick in soccer.
c. A midair kick in martial arts in which the feet are directed in different directions, especially to the sides.
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scissors kick

n
1. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) a type of swimming kick used esp in the sidestroke, in which one leg is moved forward and the other bent back and they are then brought together again in a scissor-like action
2. (Soccer) football a kick in which the player leaps into the air raising one leg and brings up his other leg to kick the ball
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scis′sors kick`


n.
a swimmer's scissorlike motion of the legs, as in the sidestroke.
[1970–75]
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scissors kick

One leg moves forward as the other bends back; they then come together in a scissors-like action.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scissors kick - a kick used in the sidestroke; legs are brought together in a scissoring motion
sidestroke - a swimming stroke in which the arms move forward and backward while the legs do a scissors kick
swimming kick - a movement of the legs in swimming
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Translations

scissors kick

n (Swimming, Ftbl) → Scherenschlag m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

scissors kick

n (Ftbl, Swimming) → sforbiciata
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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The Uruguayan was replaced in the central striker's role by new signing Antoine Griezmann, but Bilbao veteran Aritz Aduriz stole the show by coming off the bench and snatching a 1-0 win with a spectacular scissor kick.As well as Messi, Suarez and Griezmann, Barcelona have Ousmane Dembele as another option in the front three while the club are negotiating with Paris Saint-Germain over re-signing Neymar.
A corner was sent to the edge of Torquay's 18-yard-box and Tony Carss launched a flying scissor kick. He connected with a touch of left foot slice and sent the ball arrowing into the top left corner.
The Welshman dazzled fans with a superb scissor kick against Liverpool during the showpiece in Kiev, a goal that was crucial in helping Los Blancos lift a 13th European title, but has since failed to help land the player any personal awards, with Bale inexplicably snubbed for several high-profile accolades.
Incredibly, he remained level-headed and did a scissor kick, which helped him do a mid-air spin, untangling the cords and fully opening the parachute.
The keeper carried the can for the second goal, slicing a clearance straight to Rob Thomson-Brown who drew Tokarczyk and crossed the ball for Baker-Richardson to convert with an acrobatic scissor kick.
The strike was shortlisted along with Xherdan Shaqiri's scissor kick for Switzerland against Poland, and Cristiano Ronaldo's audacious backheel for the champions against Hungary.
His fourth goal soon followed and he capped a sensational display on 57 minutes with the best of the lot - a spectacular scissor kick from the edge of the area to seal a 5-1 win and send Bayern top of the table.
Sidestroke: You swim on one side using a scissor kick while one arm does a reach and sweep movement underwater like picking an apple and placing it in a basket.
Ivo found the net twice (42 and 66) - including a spectacular strike off a scissor kick - after Andrea Silva opened the scoring in the 34th minute of the Group C clash.
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Sean Clancy had a scissor kick fly over the bar then a half volley straight at Townsend.
Emmanuel Ledesma scores Boro's fourth goal with a dramatic scissor kick