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 of haymaker from the Web
Dalilah Muhammad led a scintillating 400-meter hurdles competition, Ryan Crouser and Joe Kovacs threw haymakers at each other in a crowd-pleasing shot put and collegiate star Daejah Stevens upset world leader Tori Bowie in the women's 200.
Though Delbarton answered every haymaker Moorestown threw - ending with a four-goal knockout punch in the fourth quarter - Moorestown was something like the boys' lacrosse version of Rocky.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Terry Francona didn't fully examine Monday's brawl between the Nationals and Giants, in which Bryce Harper charged pitcher Hunter Strickland, sparking a brief bit of frustration-fueled chaos and a few haymakers.
That haymaker from the Blues finally woke the Wild up and late in the first period.
Both fighters opened up without reservation, each missing several haymakers, but also landing solid punches.
With his bullying serve, haymaker forehand and knack for carnivalesque shots, Kyrgios is wildly entertaining to watch.
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First Known Use of haymaker
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Definition of haymaker for English Language Learners
: a powerful hit with the fist : a very hard punch
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