kickstand
noun Etymology: from its being put in position by a kick Date: 1947 a swiveling metal bar or rod attached to a 2-wheeled vehicle (as a bicycle) and used to prop up the vehicle when it is not in use

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • kickstand — (n.) metal support for holding a bicycle upright, 1936, from KICK (Cf. kick) (v.) + STAND (Cf. stand) (n.). So called for the method of putting it in position …   Etymology dictionary

  • kickstand — ► NOUN ▪ a metal rod attached to a bicycle or motorcycle that may be kicked into a vertical position to support the vehicle when it is stationary …   English terms dictionary

  • kickstand — ☆ kickstand [kik′stand΄ ] n. a pivoting metal bar or pair of bars attached to the frame of a bicycle or motorcycle: it holds the stationary cycle upright when kicked down into a vertical position …   English World dictionary

  • Kickstand — A kickstand is a device on a bicycle or motorcycle that allows the bike to be kept upright without leaning against another object or the aid of a person. A kickstand is usually a piece of metal that flips down from the frame and makes contact… …   Wikipedia

  • kickstand — UK [ˈkɪkˌstænd] / US noun [countable] Word forms kickstand : singular kickstand plural kickstands a metal bar that holds a bicycle or motorcycle upright when it is not moving …   English dictionary

  • kickstand — /kik stand /, n. a device for supporting a bicycle or motorcycle when not in use, pivoted to the rear axle in such a way that it can be kicked down below the rear wheel. [1945 50; KICK + STAND] * * * …   Universalium

  • kickstand — noun A levered bar that can be folded down from the frame of a bicycle or motorcycle to prop it upright when not being ridden …   Wiktionary

  • kickstand — kick|stand [ˈkıkstænd] n a thin piece of metal on the bottom of a bicycle or ↑motorcycle that supports it in an upright position when it is not moving …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • kickstand — kick|stand [ kık,stænd ] noun count a metal bar that holds a bicycle or MOTORCYCLE upright when it is not moving …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • kickstand — n. metal rod that supports a bicycle or motorcycle …   English contemporary dictionary

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