Definition of Kick starter
1. Noun. A starter (as on a motorcycle) that is activated with the foot and the weight of the body.
Group relationships: Bike, Motorcycle
Generic synonyms: Starter, Starter Motor, Starting Motor
Derivative terms: Kick-start, Kick-start
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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. ..."