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kickstand

[kik-stand] /ˈkɪkˌstænd/
noun
1.
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.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; kick + stand
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Examples for kickstand
  • Usually, it rests on its kickstand, hidden behind the house where no one can steal it.
  • And while it's there, it also doubles as a kickstand.
  • Next up is the bottom metal block which swings around to form a kickstand.
  • Collapsible clamshell dock can be used as a kickstand for viewing video and for syncing as well.
  • The kickstand is comprised of a bracket or yoke, a kickstand leg, and a spring.
  • The kickstand of the bicycle must remain up at all times.
  • The scooters are collapsible for storage, and are equipped with a stepping plate and kickstand attached to the base.
  • Bikes should also be equipped with a kickstand that will support the bike and all equipment attached to it.
  • If equipped with a kickstand at the end of the traction splint, extend it once the traction splint is in place.
  • Chain guard, kickstand and fenders shall be removed from all bicycles.
British Dictionary definitions for kickstand

kickstand

/ˈkɪkˌstænd/
noun
1.
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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