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kick·er

 (kĭk′ər)
n.
1. One that kicks: stayed clear of the donkey known to be a kicker; the team's kicker who kicks field goals.
2. Informal
a. A sudden, surprising turn of events or ending; a twist.
b. A tricky or concealed condition; a pitfall: "The kicker is that the relationship of guide and seeker gets all mixed up with a confusing male-female attachment" (Gail Sheehy).
3. A condition that imposes an automatic increase, as in a pension plan.
4. A small outboard motor.

kicker

(ˈkɪkə)
n
1. a person or thing that kicks
2. (Soccer) sport a player in a rugby or occasionally a soccer team whose task is to attempt to kick conversions, penalty goals, etc
3. (Rugby) sport a player in a rugby or occasionally a soccer team whose task is to attempt to kick conversions, penalty goals, etc
4. slang US and Canadian a hidden and disadvantageous factor, such as a clause in a contract
5. (Nautical Terms) informal any light outboard motor for propelling a boat
6. (Card Games) poker the highest unpaired card in a hand, used to decide the outcome of an otherwise tied round

kick•er

(ˈkɪk ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that kicks.
2. Slang.
a. a disadvantageous point or circumstance, usu. concealed or unnoticed.
b. a surprising change or turn of events.
[1565–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kicker - a player who kicks the footballkicker - a player who kicks the football  
dropkicker - a football kicker who drops the ball and kicks it just as it reaches the ground
football player, footballer - an athlete who plays American football
placekicker, place-kicker - (football) a kicker who makes a place kick for a goal
punter - (football) a person who kicks the football by dropping it from the hands and contacting it with the foot before it hits the ground

kicker

noun
Informal. A clever, unexpected new trick or method:
Informal: wrinkle.
Slang: angle, kick.
Translations

kicker

[ˈkɪkəʳ] N (Rugby) → pateador m

kicker

n Spieler, der Strafstöße etc ausführt, → Strafstoßexperte m/-expertin f
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Individual items of equipment can be suited together with modular kick strips, connection strips and cover panels.