scissors kick


Definition of scissors kick

: a swimming kick used especially in sidestrokes in which the legs move like scissors

Examples of scissors kick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aduriz had, by his own estimation, tried a thousand scissor kicks — what the Spanish call a chilena — during his career. Rory Smith, New York Times, "He Had Picked the Last Day of His Career. Now It May Never Come.," 19 May 2020 Tsonga played along, and the two went back and forth for a few exchanges before Paire double-faulted when going for an acrobatic scissor kick. Avi Creditor,, "Watch: Soccer Battle Breaks Out at Tennis Match at Halle Open," 18 June 2019 Seconds later, Shaw saw yellow when her right foot cruised into the mouth of Italian skipper Sara Gama on a scissor kick. Ravi Ubha, CNN, "Italy ends nearly 30-year drought at World Cup, joins England in round of 16," 14 June 2019 Gareth Bale scored two goals as a second-half substitute, including an outrageous overhead scissor kick, after Sadio Mane had cancelled out Karim Benzema's opener. Afp,, "Zidane: winning 3rd Champions League 'something crazy to experience'," 26 May 2018 Frankfurt refused to buckle and deservedly equalized early in the second half with a scissor kick from Luka Jovic after Kevin-Prince Boateng set him up with his heel. Ciaran Fahey,, "Bundesliga Recap: Bremen go 11 points clear of drop zone after Eintracht win," 1 Apr. 2018 Jessica and Sebastian commemorated their victories here with their father’s signature celebration: a jumping scissor kick. Ben Rothenberg, New York Times, "Sebastian Korda Takes a Trip in His Father’s Shoes but Finally Stands Apart," 27 Jan. 2018 Pele, however, has heaped praise on Ronaldo, particularly for his spectacular scissor kick goal in victory over the Faroe Islands., "Brazil Legend Pele Sets Cristiano Ronaldo Target 'to Score More Than 1,283 Goals'," 4 Sep. 2017 On the field, former United Soccer League MVP Sean Okoli scored with a scissor kick in the fifth minute, while former club captain and Cincinnati-native Austin Berry scored the game-winner in the 52nd minute. Charlie Hatch,, "Ranking FC Cincinnati's top 10 moments in club history," 12 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of scissors kick

1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Scissors kick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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