Kicker

Noun

  • (nautical) The kicking strap.
  • (colloquial) An unexpected situation, detail or circumstance, often unpleasant.

    "Tuition is free; the kicker is that mandatory room and board costs twice as much as at other colleges."

  • (slang, Southern US) A particular type of Texan who is associated with country/western attire, attitudes, and/or philosophy.
  • (sports) One who takes kicks.
  • (colloquial) An unexpected situation, detail or circumstance, often unpleasant.

    "John wants to climb the wall, but the kicker is that it is thirty feet tall."

  • (poker) An unpaired card which is part of a pair, two pair, or three of a kind poker hand.

    "Jill's hand was two pair, aces and sevens, with a king kicker."

  • One who kicks.
  • (nautical, informal) An outboard motor.
  • (finance) An enticement for investors, e.g. warranty added to the investment contract.
  • (journalism) The last one or two paragraphs of a story.

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