haymaker

noun hay·mak·er \ ˈhā-ˌmā-kər \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of haymaker

:a powerful blow

Examples of haymaker in a Sentence

  1. He was knocked down by a haymaker to his jaw.

  2. dealt his opponent a haymaker that sent him reeling across the boxing ring

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First Known Use of haymaker

1902


HAYMAKER Defined for English Language Learners

haymaker

noun

Definition of haymaker for English Language Learners

  • : a powerful hit with the fist : a very hard punch



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