uppercut

noun up·per·cut \ ˈə-pər-ˌkət \
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018

Definition of uppercut

: a swinging blow (as in boxing) directed upward with a bent arm

uppercut

verb

Examples of uppercut in a Sentence

  1. He hit his opponent with an uppercut to the chin.

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First Known Use of uppercut

1842

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  • boxing : a punch directed upward with a bent arm


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