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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 ?
They have even organized a "Kickers' League"--the only body of its kind in any country--to demand good service at a fair price.
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.'
Where the Bears were at in the spring -- auditioning eight kickers, none of whom remain on the roster following Elliott Fry's release Sunday, but were quoted on and off the record in the aforementioned piece thoroughly describing the competition they lost as somewhere between counterproductive and biased -- and now with Eddy Pineiro (for the moment) as the last man standing aren't exactly the same.
PESHAWAR -- Karachi kickers advanced to next round after securing a thrilling victory against District Tank in the All Pakistan Haji Habib Ur Rehman Memorial Football Tournament being played at Kunj ground on Wednesday.
Brooklyn, NY, October 31, 2018 --(PR.com)-- Kickers of Elves presents The Hashish and Superiority Book Club, "A Book Club for Hell World."
KARACHI -- Model Town Football Academy (MTFA) won Shahlyla Baloch National Under-16 Women's Championship after defeating Karachi Kickers 2-1 in the final at City School Sports Complex Ground.
LAHORE -- Model Town Football Academy (MTFA) team won Shahlyla Baloch National Under-16 Women's Championship after defeating Karachi Kickers by 2-1 in the final played here at City School Sports Complex ground on Wednesday.
Kickers Offenbach to support the club through their financial problems.
Individual kickers are calculated as a percentage of the state income taxes residents pay, so the bulk of the refunds goes to high-income Oregonians.
We have lost our last two games by field goals and both of the kickers who hit the winners also missed one during the match.
Vinatieri is in the zone as the highest-scoring kicker in fantasy, and he's a safe pick even if he faces a Houston D that's smack in the middle against kickers this season.