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 foldable system comes with a kickstand that props the panels up for optimal sunlight capture. Popular Science, "Small solar panels to power your next adventure," 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, "The Lenovo IdeaPad Chromebook Duet is avant-garde, yet affordable," 11 May 2020 The tablet portion can be detached, serving as a massive (though kickstand-less) version of the Surface tablets. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Microsoft says the Surface Book 3 will be 50 percent faster than before," 6 May 2020 This provides the same benefit as a kickstand does for a bike. John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: How DT Dontari Poe fits on the Cowboys’ D-line, including his strengths and weaknesses," 25 Mar. 2020 The Razor EcoSmart combines the lightweight versatility of an eScooter with the benefits of a bike, including a seat, kickstand, and even a basket. Popular Science, "Foldable electric scooters for commuters and city dwellers," 27 Mar. 2020 The Switch will accept up to 2TB of additional storage via a micro SD card slot that lives under the kickstand. Jason Cipriani, CNN Underscored, "Supercharge your Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite with these accessories," 25 Dec. 2019 Scooters should be parked upright with the kickstand. al, "Mobile police will begin to enforce rules for using Gotcha scooters," 9 Jan. 2020 The kickstand itself has a multi-position hinge that maxes out at 165 degrees. CNN Money, "Microsoft's Surface Pro X is for many, but not everyone yet," 5 Nov. 2019

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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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14 Jul 2020

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“Kickstand.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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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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