, n. 1. A blow with the foot or feet; a striking or thrust with the foot.
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A kick, that scarce would move a horse,
May kill a sound divine.
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2. The projection on the tang of the blade of a pocket knife, which prevents the edge of the blade from striking the spring. See Illust. of Pocketknife.
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3. (Brickmaking) A projection in a mold, to form a depression in the surface of the brick.
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4. The recoil of a musket or other firearm, when discharged.
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5. A surge of pleasure; a thrill; -- usually used in the phrase get a kick out of; as, I always get a kick out of watching an ice skater do a quadruple jump. [informal]
Syn. -- bang{3}.


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