Kickback usually refers to:

* Political corruption
* Bribery

It can also refer to:
*The sports section of the long defunct Channel Four Daily
* A variant of Blackwood convention in contract bridge
* Kickback (Transformers) is an Insecticon character from the various fictional Transformers universes
* With power tools, a "kickback" happens when stock, such as wood, being fed into the power tool, is suddenly pushed backward toward the operator, potentially causing injury
* In the Oil industry "kickback" refers to a sudden dangerous build up of pressure at the well head which could lead to an explosion
* The NATO reporting name for the Raduga Kh-15 guided missile
* The French metalcore band Kickback.
* "The Kickback", a 1922 film starring Harry Carey.
* The recoil of a firearm.
* A one-armed dumbbell exercise performed to strengthen the triceps
* A social gathering, usually consisting of multiple teenagers, where the main activity is socializing and relaxing.
* "Jambos Kickback", one of Britain's busiest football messageboards.

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  • kickback — kick·back / kik ˌbak/ n: a payment (as of money or property) made to one in a position to open up or control a source of income for the payor convicted of receiving kickback s for referrals compare bribe, payoff ◇ A kickback is specifically a… …   Law dictionary

  • Kickback — sur scène au Hellfest en 2009 Pays d’origine France Genre musical …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kickback — (v. engl. Rückschlag ) steht für: Kick back, ein Effekt in der Finanzbranche Lenkerschlagen, ein gefährliches Phänomen, welches vor allem bei leichten und stark motorisierten Motorrädern (z. B. Sportmotorrädern) auftritt. Rückschlageffekt,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • kickback — kick back , n. 1. recoil, of a gun or machine, as in older automobile engines when started by turning a crank. [PJC] 2. A secret, and usually illegal, payment, by a recipient of money paid for goods or services, to a facilitator of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kickback — (n.) also kick back, c.1900 in various mechanical senses, from KICK (Cf. kick) (v.) + BACK (Cf. back) (adv.). By 1926 in a slang sense of be forced to return pelf, pay back to victims, which was extended to illegal partial give backs of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • kickback — [n] bribe cut, gift, graft, money under the table*, oil*, payment, payoff, payola, percentage, recompense, reward, share; concepts 192,344 …   New thesaurus

  • kickback — ► NOUN 1) a sudden forceful recoil. 2) informal an illicit payment made to someone who has facilitated a transaction or appointment …   English terms dictionary

  • kickback — ☆ kickback [kik′bak΄ ] n. 1. Informal a sharp, violent reaction 2. Slang a) a giving back of part of money received as payment, commission, etc., often as a result of coercion or an understanding b) the money so returned …   English World dictionary

  • kickback — In the context of finance, refers to compensation of dealers by sales finance companies for discounting installment purchase paper. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary In the context of contracts, refers to secret payments made to insure that the… …   Financial and business terms

  • kickback — UK [ˈkɪkˌbæk] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms kickback : singular kickback plural kickbacks mainly American informal money paid illegally to someone in exchange for something that they have done for you …   English dictionary