Definition of Kick starter

1. Noun. A starter (as on a motorcycle) that is activated with the foot and the weight of the body.

Exact synonyms: Kick Start
Group relationships: Bike, Motorcycle
Generic synonyms: Starter, Starter Motor, Starting Motor
Derivative terms: Kick-start, Kick-start

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kick Starter

kick off
kick off meeting
kick off the team
kick one's heels
kick oneself
kick out
kick over the traces
kick plate
kick pleat
kick sampling
kick scooter
kick some tires
kick someone when they are down
kick start
kick started
kick starter (current term)
kick starting
kick starts
kick the bucket
kick the can
kick the can down the road
kick the habit
kick the tires
kick the tires and light the fires
kick the tyres
kick the wheels
kick to the curb
kick turn
kick up
kick up a fuss

Literary usage of Kick starter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Automobile Engineering: A General Reference Work by American Technical Society (1920)
"... and keep it in repair than to use the simple form of kick starter which has become so popular and which now is fitted to almost all American machines. ..."

2. Gas, Oil, and Petrol Engines: Including Gas Producing Plant and Humphrey by A. Garrard (1918)
"The crank shaft is turned for starting by pedal gearing operating through a free wheel or by a kick starter. In the Rudge machine there is a pedal gear, ..."

3. Winston's Cumulative ... Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Bookby Charles Morris by Charles Morris (1918)
"... giving two or three different speed ratios between motor and rear wheel. The engine is started by means of a kick-starter or by pedalling. ..."

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