uppercut


up·per·cut

noun \ˈə-pər-ˌkət\

boxing : a punch directed upward with a bent arm

Full Definition of UPPERCUT

:  a swinging blow (as in boxing) directed upward with a bent arm
uppercut verb

Examples of UPPERCUT

  1. He hit his opponent with an uppercut to the chin.

First Known Use of UPPERCUT

1842

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