Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A swiveling metal bar for holding a bicycle, motorcycle, or other two-wheeled vehicle upright when it is not being ridden.

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  • noun A levered bar that can be folded down from the frame of a bicycle or motorcycle to prop it upright when not being ridden.

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  • noun a swiveling metal rod attached to a bicycle or motorcycle or other two-wheeled vehicle; the rod lies horizontally when not in use but can be kicked into a vertical position as a support to hold the vehicle upright when it is not being ridden

Etymologies

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kick +‎ stand (the bar is typically kicked into place with the foot, and enables the vehicle to stand)

Examples

  • Below the device you will find a very practical kickstand, which is very nice if you are using your N800 to watch movies.

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  • Around the back is a kickstand which is welcomed, so the Archos 7 will sit neatly on your desk or table, ready to be watched.

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  • A dock or case with a "kickstand" is a must for this purpose.

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  • For added convenience, the Nokia N96 features a 'kickstand' on the back cover that allows for hands-free viewing.

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  • For added convenience, the Nokia N96 features a 'kickstand' on the back cover that allows for hands-free viewing.

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  • The rest of the hardware, barring the alarmingly creaky "kickstand," looks solid and attractive, especially considering the $650 price point.

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  • Sit back, watch the plot unfold and enjoy the special effects hands-free, practically anywhere, thanks to a cleverly designed 'kickstand' on the back cover.

    Experience Mobility

  • Sit back, watch the plot unfold and enjoy the special effects hands-free, practically anywhere, thanks to a cleverly designed 'kickstand' on the back cover.

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  • Sarah P. is really Sam P. and has a 'kickstand', not a 'hoo-hoo'.

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  • Sit back, watch the plot unfold and enjoy the special effects hands-free, practically anywhere, thanks to a cleverly designed 'kickstand' on the back cover.

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