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
For additional context, consider that Mr Trump’s haymakers at the world order and diplomatic convention have so far been easy to throw.
The Rockets rallied back from every haymaker and held on for a 95-92 win to even the Western Conference Finals.
Despite receiving a slew of haymakers from some of his colleagues in the music world, Kanye has managed to find some support.
From time to time, that includes hubby John Legend, who got the equivalent of a digital haymaker for slacking off of his daddy duties Sunday night while appearing at the Billboard Music Awards.
The Warriors withstood the Rockets' initial haymaker, which seemed as inevitable as the matchup itself.
Perdomo threw his glove at Arenado, missing high, and ducked out of the way of a haymaker from the Rockies third baseman.
This year’s Raptors are among the rare teams capable of sustaining through a Warriors' haymaker.
Both teams seemed to cast caution aside, as has been the theme of this competition this season; once characterized by ducking and dancing and jabbing, these games now are opportunities to throw haymakers, seeking a spectacular and emphatic knockout.
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HAYMAKER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of haymaker for English Language Learners
: a powerful hit with the fist : a very hard punch
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