- 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.
- a small, low-powered outboard motor.
- an auxiliary engine on a sailing vessel, river steamer, etc.
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Bob Warden, a former kicker for Brown’s football team, and his wife, Margaret Smith Walden, a former Yale hockey player, pushed the Ivy League Council of Presidents for a return to competition in January, according to Sports Business Journal.Ivy League sports were shut down quickly by coronavirus. A restart is proving much slower.|Glynn A. Hill|February 10, 2021|Washington Post
Wherever she lands, the first time she steps on the field, she will be the first woman to play a position other than punter or kicker on an NCAA team.She’s aiming to play Division III football this fall — at defensive back|Leonard Shapiro|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
He attended practice regularly, counseled Rivera during difficult decisions and provided feedback on how the coach could improve as a leader, including being nicer to his kicker.How a retired Army Ranger helped Ron Rivera separate the interesting from the important|Sam Fortier|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
Before that moment, though, kickers are treated like an afterthought — by the teams that will eventually count on them and by the schools that primarily spend their scholarships elsewhere.Placekickers With NFL Dreams Face A Winding, Risky Path|Marisa Ingemi|December 18, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Fuller became part of the Commodores’ football squad after the team’s regular kickers were sidelined by the coronavirus.Sarah Fuller makes a mark for women in football, but her story is an example for all|Fred Bowen|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
And the kicker is—some of the candidates are even Republicans.
The kicker to it is that the worst part is that the person in the nightmare experience ends up being a Democrat too.Thong Models, Racist Rants, and Other Salacious Bits from Scott Walker’s Secret Email Trove|Ben Jacobs|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He should have shifted the blame from his field goal kicker to himself.
He left on the bench his starting kicker who had been having a terrible day, missing three earlier field goals.
Gil Norton is an ass-kicker, so he put a lot of pressure on me to come up with the goods in a way that rang true to him.The Pixies Talk About Their Reunion, New Music and a Missing Band Member|Andrew Romano|September 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There was a game of foot-ball just about to begin, and Barney was conceded to be the best kicker for his size in all Hackerton.
If he fidgets, you will find a long day on his back most fatiguing, and should he be a kicker your enjoyment will be marred.The Sportswoman's Library, v. 2|Various
On your "side-kicker's" nerve, loyalty, aim, and coolness your own life may depend many times.Sixes and Sevens|O. Henry
Unless I was the kicker, I think Paddy would have returned up the staircase after his assailant.The O'Ruddy|Stephen Crane
Harris was a left-foot kicker and was accustomed to taking a pretty long stride to the left side before he swung.Left Tackle Thayer|Ralph Henry Barbour