kick·​stand | \ ˈkik-ˌstand How to pronounce kickstand (audio) \

Definition of kickstand

: a swiveling metal bar or rod attached to a 2-wheeled vehicle (such as a bicycle) and used to prop up the vehicle when it is not in use

Examples of kickstand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The protective case has been slimmed down compared to previous models, and includes a kickstand to prop up the tablet. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, 27 Apr. 2021 Folding tables have one of two leg styles: kickstand or folding. Sian Babish,, 29 Mar. 2021 Some bicycles come with a kickstand, but two legs are better than one. Kevin Luna,, 20 Mar. 2021 Under the kickstand is a small compartment that’s opened with a small tool, similar to a SIM tool that comes in the box with almost every smartphone. Jason Cipriani, CNN Underscored, 28 Oct. 2020 Fitzpatrick was a kickstand that held up this Dolphins team, and now the players will have to see if Tagovailoa can have that same impact and bring the same magic that got Fitzpatrick nicknamed Fitzmagic. Omar Kelly,, 21 Oct. 2020 This piece was written on the Galaxy Tab S7+ in standard Android as well as DeX mode with the optional Book Cover accessory, a magnetic backplate that features a kickstand and combination keyboard and trackpad cover. Jacob Krol, CNN Underscored, 6 Aug. 2020 The foldable system comes with a kickstand that props the panels up for optimal sunlight capture. Popular Science, 19 June 2020 Announced Monday and available immediately, the IdeaPad Chromebook Duet consists of a 10.1-inch tablet with detachable kickstand and keyboard. Melissa Riofrio, PCWorld, 11 May 2020

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First Known Use of kickstand

1947, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kickstand

from its being put in position by a kick

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The first known use of kickstand was in 1947

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4 May 2021

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“Kickstand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of kickstand

: a metal bar on a bicycle or motorcycle that swings down to hold it in an upright position when it is not in use


kick·​stand | \ ˈkik-ˌstand How to pronounce kickstand (audio) \

Kids Definition of kickstand

: a metal bar or rod attached to a two-wheeled vehicle (as a bicycle) that is used to prop the vehicle up when it is not in use

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Nglish: Translation of kickstand for Spanish Speakers


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