What is another word for kicker?

Pronunciation: [kˈɪkə] (IPA)

A kicker is a type of football player who specializes in kickoff and field goal attempts, but there are plenty of other ways to describe this position. For example, the term placekicker can be used to differentiate between kickers who make field goals and those who kick off. Other synonyms include booter, toe-man, and kickster. In certain contexts, kickers may be referred to as specialists or special teams players. No matter what you call them, kickers play a vital role in football games and their ability to make crucial kicks can often be the difference between winning and losing.

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    • Noun, singular or mass
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What are the opposite words for kicker?

The antonyms for kicker can be quite diverse depending on the context of its usage since it has various meanings. However, some possible antonyms could be receiver, goalkeeper, puncher, and pusher. In sports, a kicker is someone who specializes in kicking the ball or scoring points, so their opposites would be a receiver, who catches the ball, or a goalkeeper who defends the goalpost. In contrast, if kicker is used as a metaphor for a person who instigates trouble, then the antonyms could be puncher or pusher, which implies a person who quells trouble or diffuses tense situations.

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Usage examples for Kicker

The fissures when neglected in the early stage of formation become deep, very painful, often bleeding at the slightest touch, and when milked in that condition cause the animal to become a kicker.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle"
U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler
I pushed the levers of the gasoline kicker.
"My Attainment of the Pole"
Frederick A. Cook
I have known Uncle Albert ever since he was old enough to marry, and I know enough to hang him, the old kicker.
"The Mystery of the Locks"
Edgar Watson Howe

Famous quotes with Kicker

  • I tell my students you have an absolute right to write about people you know and love. You do. But the kicker is you have a responsibility to make the characters large enough that you will not have sinned against them.
    Dorothy Allison
  • They changed that drunk driving shit. The attitude is just too harsh for me. Way too harsh. You remember ten years ago if you got pulled over the cop came up to your car and said 'son, you been drinking?' Yeah. 'Oh, sorry to bother you. Don't want to bring your buzz down any. Get on outta here and have yourself some fun. Drink one for us. We'll be joinin' ya right after duty. Okay bye-bye. Get back in the car Tommy it's just a drunk man behind the wheel of an automobile, that's all.' You remember that? Now you are the murderer. Remember the time when you'd go 'Why don't you go catch murderers?' YOU are the fuckin' murderer. And they're gunna nail ya man. That got that field sobriety test. Guaranteed. They start off slow, I love it. Walk a straight line. Well shit, I've been so drunk I've peed in my own pants, but I could skip a fuckin' straight line. Touch your nose. Dude, I could shoot thorazine into my heart and still find my fuckin' nose. Never understood that one at all (wraps arm around head and touches nose). Are people out there who cannot find their nose? It's right there never will it move I don't care how fuckin' drunk I am. I could have no arms and still find my fuckin' nose (bends over and raises foot up to nose). But then the kicker: say the alphabet backwards. Well shit, ya got me. I'm not drunk but I'm obviously too stupid to be driving god dammit. Somebody can actually do this? What kind of sobriety test is this? They're makin' this shit up as they go. They're havin' fun with ya. You're jumpin' through hoops for these guys. They're going 'Shit do a flip. Come here son and put your dick in our exhaust pipe, do it right now.' Shit I never heard of this one, (mimics taking off pants) but these are officers they know what they're doing. God damn that's hot. Shit how long have they been chasing us? Fuck. Man, they're just havin' fun with ya. This has nothing to do with a sobriety test, you're auditioning for your freedom, you think. They humiliate you for their own amusement then they pop you. So I say fuck it. 'Walk a straight line, touch your nose.' Fuck it I'm drunk. I might puke if I start movin' around a lot. How 'bout this officer how 'bout you carry me to the back of your car, think I'll start my eighteen hour nap right now buddy. You ever seen vomit go through that mesh screen between the front and back seat of their cars? Oh yeah, you're going to rue the day you pulled me over buddy. I've been eating bar olives for three days straight. I don't think it's going to go with your crispy blues. Wouldn't that be great to be too drunk to bust? 'Screw it let 'em go. Boy he did a nice flip though didn't he? Touchin' his nose the whole way around.' Touch your nose. Every fuckin' time. Never will I miss my nose.
    Bill Hicks

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