Kickback

Noun

  • (countable, bowling) The board separating one bowling lane from another at the pit end
  • (countable) A clandestine payment in return for a favor; especially an illegal one
  • (oil industry) A dangerous buildup of gas pressure at the wellhead
  • (pinball) A feature that saves the ball from draining and propels it back into play.
  • (countable) A backward kick.
  • (countable, machinery) An accident wherein an object being cut by a rotating blade or disk, such as a circular saw, is caught by the blade and thrown outward
  • (uncountable, bridge) In contract bridge, an ace asking convention initiated by the first step above four of the agreed trump suit.
  • (uncountable, firearms, machinery) Recoil; a sudden backward motion, usually in the direction of the operator.

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