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1. A swiveling metal bar for holding a bicycle, motorcycle, or other two-wheeled vehicle upright when it is not being ridden.
2. An attachment for a tablet or other electronic device used to prop up the device when it is resting on a surface.
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a short metal bar attached to and pivoting on the bottom of the frame of a motorcycle or bicycle, which when kicked into a vertical position holds the stationary vehicle upright
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a device for supporting a bicycle or motorcycle when not in use, pivoted to the rear axle in such a way that it can be kicked down from a horizontal to a vertical position.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kickstand - a swiveling metal rod attached to a bicycle or motorcycle or other two-wheeled vehicle; the rod lies horizontally when not in use but can be kicked into a vertical position as a support to hold the vehicle upright when it is not being ridden
bicycle, bike, cycle, wheel - a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
bike, motorcycle - a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame
rod - a long thin implement made of metal or wood
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[ˈkɪkˌstænd] ncavalletto
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The bikers can register at the Lodge on the day off the event starting at 9:30 am kickstands up at noon, where they will embark on a 72 mile ride through Niagara county stopping at 4 designated locations and finally ending up at Lewiston #2 Firehall 1705 Saunders Settlement Rd.
Kickstands up by 10 a.m.; track opens for walk, 11 a.m.; barbecue, 1 p.m.
Check-in begins at 6:30 AM at Bruce Rossmeyer's Daytona Harley-Davidson, and kickstands will go up at 10 AM sharp.
The Surface tablets have 10.6-inch displays, built-in kickstands and are housed in magnesium cases which the company described as the first of their kind.