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[kik-stand] /ˈkɪkˌstænd/
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 Unabridged
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  • Chain guard, kickstand and fenders shall be removed from all bicycles.
British Dictionary definitions for kickstand


a short metal bar attached to and pivoting on the bottom of the frame of a motorcycle or bicycle, which when kicked into a vertical position holds the stationary vehicle upright
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Word Origin and History for kickstand

"metal support for holding a bicycle upright," 1936, from kick (v.) + stand (n.). So called for the method of putting it in position.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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