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

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However, games built around the Switch Joy-Con controllers (like 1-2 Switch) will require users to connect external controllers, though there’s no kickstand for convenient tabletop play. Time, "We Tried the New Nintendo Switch Lite. Here's What It's Like to Play," 10 July 2019 Some bikes have a safety cutoff, so make sure the kickstand is retracted. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "How To Get Started in Motorcycles," 8 July 2019 With no way to connect to a television, the Switch Lite lacks a kickstand and its Joy-con controllers cannot be removed, forcing players to hold the new device, rather than playing it on a larger screen or a surface. Lisa Marie Segarra, Fortune, "Nintendo Has a Bold Plan for Competing With Streaming: Exactly What It’s Always Done," 17 July 2019 The kickstand piece has also been removed from the back of the device. Steve Watts, CBS News, "Nintendo introduces Switch Lite, a cheaper version of the Switch," 10 July 2019 The motorcycle Johnson had been testing for Motorcyclist magazine — a black Honda CB1000R — was found parked on its kickstand at a rest stop, along with his helmet and gloves, shortly after midnight on Saturday, Car and Driver said. Vandana Ravikumar, USA TODAY, "Auto writer Davey Johnson took a motorcycle for a test drive in the Sierra Nevada last week. Now he's missing," 10 June 2019 The Wingmount offers the kickstand, grip and vent mounting for your own case or your naked phone. Jim Rossman, The Seattle Times, "Cases and mounts aim to keep your phone protected and close at hand," 29 Mar. 2019 And the extended kickstand can be used to mount your phone in some cars’ horizontal air vents. Jim Rossman, The Seattle Times, "Cases and mounts aim to keep your phone protected and close at hand," 29 Mar. 2019 Besides making your phone easier to hold, a PopSockets grip can act as a handy viewing kickstand. David Pierce, WSJ, "A $10 Accessory Proves Smartphones Are Too Big," 17 Feb. 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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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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