Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
scissors kickor scissor kick
A movement in which the legs are moved widely apart and brought together like scissors, usually along the body's longitudinal axis, especially:
a. A swimming kick having this form, used mainly in sidestroke.
b. A bicycle kick in soccer.
c. A midair kick in martial arts in which the feet are directed in different directions, especially to the sides.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) a type of swimming kick used esp in the sidestroke, in which one leg is moved forward and the other bent back and they are then brought together again in a scissor-like action
2. (Soccer) football a kick in which the player leaps into the air raising one leg and brings up his other leg to kick the ball
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a swimmer's scissorlike motion of the legs, as in the sidestroke.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
One leg moves forward as the other bends back; they then come together in a scissors-like action.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||scissors kick - a kick used in the sidestroke; legs are brought together in a scissoring motion|
sidestroke - a swimming stroke in which the arms move forward and backward while the legs do a scissors kick
swimming kick - a movement of the legs in swimming
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
n (Swimming, Ftbl) → Scherenschlag m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
scissors kickn (Ftbl, Swimming) → sforbiciata
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995