Meaning of kicker
Pronunciation: (kik'ur), [key]
- a person or thing that kicks.
- The tickets are free, but the kicker is that you have to wait in line for hours to get them.
- 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.
- something extra, as an additional cost or gain; an added expense or financial incentive.
- a card, usually an ace or face card, held with a pair or three of a kind in the hope of drawing a matching card.
- (in concrete construction) a low plinth at the base of a column.
- shoes, esp. leisure shoes.
- a small, low-powered outboard motor.
- an auxiliary engine on a sailing vessel, river steamer, etc.
- the alcoholic liquor in a mixed drink.
- Also calleda short line of copy set in a distinctive type above a headline and intended to call attention to it.
- a charge of high-carbon iron that produces a vigorous boil when charged into an open-hearth furnace containing slag and molten metal of lower carbon content.
- Also calleda light source coming from the back and side of a subject and producing a highlight.
- kicker (Thesaurus)