kick starter


noun

a starter, as of a motorcycle, that operates by a downward kick on a pedal.

Nearby words

  1. kick oneself,
  2. kick out,
  3. kick over the traces,
  4. kick plate,
  5. kick pleat,
  6. kick the bucket,
  7. kick the habit,
  8. kick turn,
  9. kick up,
  10. kick up a fuss

Origin of kick starter

First recorded in 1915–20

Also called kick start.

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