a person or thing that kicks.
2. Informal. a.
a disadvantageous point or circumstance, usually concealed or unnoticed: The tickets are free, but the kicker is that you have to wait in line for hours to get them.
a surprising change or turn of events: The kicker was that their friends knew it before they did.
something extra, as an additional cost or gain; an added expense or financial incentive.
Draw Poker. a card, usually an ace or face card, held with a pair or three of a kind in the hope of drawing a matching card.
(in concrete construction) a low plinth at the base of a column.
kickers, Slang. shoes, especially leisure shoes.
7. Nautical. a.
a small, low-powered outboard motor.
an auxiliary engine on a sailing vessel, river steamer, etc.
Slang. the alcoholic liquor in a mixed drink.
9. Also called eyebrow, highline, overline, teaser. Printing, Journalism.
a short line of copy set
in a distinctive type above a headline and intended to call attention to it.
a charge of high-carbon iron that produces a vigorous boil
when charged into an open-hearth furnace containing slag and molten metal of lower carbon content.
Also called kicker light. Photography. a light source coming from the back and side of a subject and producing a highlight.