rabbit punch


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rabbit punch

n.
A chopping blow to the back of the neck.

rab′bit-punch′ v.
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rabbit punch

n
a sharp blow to the back of the neck that can cause loss of consciousness or even death. Also called (in Australia): rabbit killer
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rab′bit punch`


n.
a short, sharp blow to the nape of the neck or the lower part of the skull.
[1910–15]
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rabbit punch


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Foul punch landing on the back of the neck.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rabbit punch - a short chopping blow to the back of the neck
biff, punch, lick, clout, poke, slug - (boxing) a blow with the fist; "I gave him a clout on his nose"
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Johnson said Mr Coulson "hit me, punched me in the eye like a rabbit punch.
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As a guest in the ITV studio alongside Gordon Strachan last week Southgate was inundated with tweets suggesting he kick, beat, batter and rabbit punch his successor ("you know you want to") - or "at least give him a wedgie."
Even so, the audience will be looking for some excitement, even if it is only a rabbit punch.
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