haymaker

noun
hay·​mak·​er | \ ˈhā-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce haymaker (audio) \

Definition of haymaker

: a powerful blow

Examples of haymaker in a Sentence

He was knocked down by a haymaker to his jaw. dealt his opponent a haymaker that sent him reeling across the boxing ring
Recent Examples on the Web To his point: Every time the Trailblazers rallied, Forest Park landed another haymaker (or two) to knock them back down, with Ali Welp, Lydia Betz, Carley Begle and Amber Tretter all contributing to Forest Park's 28-11 halftime advantage. Brian Haenchen, The Indianapolis Star, 21 Feb. 2022 The hot shooting by the Wildcats was the equivalent of an early haymaker. Patrick Z. Mcgavin, chicagotribune.com, 12 Feb. 2022 The Wildcats, ranked 12th, built a 23-point lead with a second-half haymaker of a run, and ended up shooting 59.2 percent, killing the Huskies inside. Dom Amore, courant.com, 5 Feb. 2022 Whether Geoff Collins’ Yellow Jackets (3-7) can deliver a haymaker to the Fighting Irish (9-1, CFP No. 8) is an open question. John Fineran, ajc, 18 Nov. 2021 Whether Geoff Collins’ Yellow Jackets (3-7) can deliver a haymaker to the Fighting Irish (9-1, CFP No. 8) is an open question. John Fineran, ajc, 18 Nov. 2021 Thanks to an endless run of injuries, and the recent roster rupturing COVID-19 haymaker, the Browns have been the picture of mediocrity this year. Jim Ingraham, Forbes, 21 Dec. 2021 Whether Geoff Collins’ Yellow Jackets (3-7) can deliver a haymaker to the Fighting Irish (9-1, CFP No. 8) is an open question. John Fineran, ajc, 18 Nov. 2021 The four-time NBA champion racked up 39 points, five rebounds and six assists to overcome a haymaker from the 13th pick in the 2021 NBA Draft. James Boyd, The Indianapolis Star, 26 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of haymaker

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Haymaker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haymaker. Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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