Definition of kicker
1 : one that kicks or kicks something
2 : an unexpected and surprising remark, revelation, or set of circumstances
Examples of kicker in a Sentence
The real kicker came when the chairman announced that he was quitting.
Recent Examples of kicker from the Web
Thrifty ice cream clocks in at a respectable 10.25%, but here's the kicker: a scoop is only $1.79.
Former U-M punter Zoltan Mesko steered him there, and Robbins also attended an Athletes In Action camp in Xenia, Ohio, with former U-M kicker Brandon Kornblue.
Here’s the kicker, though: That $102,407 total doesn’t even include the tip.
Here’s the kicker: In all 14 elimination games, Grapevine did not — repeat did not — trail at any point.
But the Huskies, for the most part, could give the ball back to the opponent in fine fashion (punter Justin Wain had a nice season) and usually put three points on the board when earning that opportunity (kicker Bobby Puyol was solid).
Carlson is the younger brother of current Auburn kicker and two-time Lou Groza Award finalist Daniel Carlson.
And from snapping to protection, the Saints special teams coordinator needs a sense on chemistry and timing between the snapper, holder and kicker.
The Washington Valor signed former Towson kicker Sam Hurwitz.
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First Known Use of kicker
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Definition of kicker for English Language Learners
: a person who kicks something; especially : a person who specializes in kicking the ball in a sport like American football
: a sudden and surprising occurrence, remark, etc.
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