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 magnetic kickstand cover can also be awkward to handle. Wired, 11 July 2022 The folio flap can be partially opened to serve as a kickstand with a variety of viewing angles. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 29 June 2022 This shell has rubber feet for using your tablet while positioned flat, as well as a kickstand for propping it up. Stephen Slaybaugh, Popular Mechanics, 20 June 2022 But one of the reasons Microsoft manages to get away with selling its Surface devices without the Type Cover is that the tablets have a kickstand built into the backside. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 9 June 2022 Make using the device a little easier with this kickstand and reusable adhesive to prop up a screen wherever necessary. Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 Provide an easier kickstand to stream videos on with the JOYAKI Wallet Case. Chris Hachey, BGR, 7 Dec. 2021 The ring style is a more sleek low-profile option that can be used as a kickstand in either orientation. Nicole Nguyen, WSJ, 27 Mar. 2022 The small engine can be revealed thanks to a removable cover and the kickstand and steering handles both work. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 26 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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“Kickstand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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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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