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kickstand

[kik-stand]
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.
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Origin of kickstand

First recorded in 1945–50; kick + stand
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British Dictionary definitions for kickstand

kickstand

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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Word Origin and History for kickstand

n.

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

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