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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
References in classic literature ?
He hated the one twin for kicking him, and the other one for being the kicker's brother.
Don't get the expression of a vicious cur that appears to know the kicks it gets are its desert, and yet hates all the world, as well as the kicker, for what it suffers.'
They have even organized a "Kickers' League"--the only body of its kind in any country--to demand good service at a fair price.
ARGENTINIAN player Nicolas Kicker has been banned for three years - with a further three suspended - for matchfixing offences.
Buenos Aires: Argentine tennis player Nicolas Kicker faces a lengthy ban after being found guilty of match-fixing, the sport's anti-corruption body said.
The state on Friday said it has officially confirmed Oregonians will receive more than $463 million in income tax "kicker" refunds that they can claim starting in January.
But as a kicker, you're always an easy target - it comes with the territory.
Instead, check out our three top D/ST picks for Week 6 below and our quick kicker rankings, which can be the difference between a win and a loss.
He added: "Based on the subtle differences in techniques shown by the numerous professional kickers we've studied in the laboratory, we consider every kicker uniquely and it's conceivable the nuances in each of their techniques could predispose them to different injury risks.
The thinking behind this strategy is that a last-second timeout will distract the kicker and disrupt his rhythm.
"The researchers assume that goalies are guessing because of a pattern from kicker to kicker.