rabbit punch


noun

a short, sharp blow to the nape of the neck or the lower part of the skull.

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Origin of rabbit punch

First recorded in 1910–15
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British Dictionary definitions for rabbit punch

rabbit punch

noun

a sharp blow to the back of the neck that can cause loss of consciousness or even deathAlso called (in Australia): rabbit killer
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