kick·​stand | \ ˈkik-ˌstand \

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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This new tablet follows Microsoft's Surface Pro design: a tablet with a kickstand, a detachable keyboard, and a pen. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Samsung launches Snapdragon 850-powered Windows 2-in-1," 18 Oct. 2018 The kickstand situation isn’t as solid as the Surface’s., The Seattle Times, "Best tablets of 2018 (so far)," 24 Sep. 2018 Microsoft’s Surface 2 improved the kickstand, but little else, and the Surface 3 switched to a full version of Windows in an attempt to make the tablet more useful. Tom Warren, The Verge, "The Surface Go is Microsoft’s hybrid PC dream made real," 8 Aug. 2018 The kickstand situation isn’t as solid as the Surface’s., The Seattle Times, "Best tablets of 2018 (so far)," 24 Sep. 2018 Behind every scooter parked on a sidewalk, leaning on a kickstand, is a vast, invisible infrastructure network that keeps the scooters maintained, charged, and accessible. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Electric scooters’ sudden invasion of American cities, explained," 7 Sep. 2018 Surface Go is a shrunk-down version of the Surface Pro, Microsoft's kickstand-equipped two-in-one tablet/laptop. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "The Surface Go reviews are in, and… they’re a bit all over the place," 2 Aug. 2018 The Go looks like a shrunken version of the Surface Pro, with a durable magnesium body, signature 165° kickstand, bright and sharp touchscreen, and a 10-inch form factor that seems custom-built for cramped coach cabins. Brad Rickman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Microsoft Surface Go: The New Tablet That We've Been Dreaming of Forever," 17 July 2018 This is a kickstand tablet with a detachable keyboard cover. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "The best laptop of last year adds HDR, facial recognition, and 8th-gen processors," 9 Jan. 2018

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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 \

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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