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1. starter

noun. ['ˈstɑːrtɝ'] an electric motor for starting an engine.

Synonyms

  • self-starter
  • electrical system
  • electric motor
  • kick start
  • starting motor
  • starter motor

Antonyms

  • ebb
  • unnaturally
  • rotor
  • stator

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • start (English)
  • stert (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. starter

noun. ['ˈstɑːrtɝ'] a contestant in a team sport who is in the game at the beginning.

Synonyms

  • starting pitcher

Antonyms

  • conformist
  • nondevelopment

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • start (English)
  • stert (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. starter

noun. ['ˈstɑːrtɝ'] any new participant in some activity.

Synonyms

  • newcomer
  • freshman
  • entrant
  • recruit
  • beginner
  • fledgling
  • tiro
  • novice
  • newbie
  • enlistee
  • neophyte
  • initiate
  • tyro

Antonyms

  • unauthorized
  • unestablished
  • irregular
  • unconfirmed

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • start (English)
  • stert (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. starter

noun. ['ˈstɑːrtɝ'] the official who signals the beginning of a race or competition.

Synonyms

  • dispatcher

Antonyms

  • winner
  • loser

Etymology

  • -er (English)
  • -er (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • start (English)
  • stert (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. kick

verb. ['ˈkɪk'] drive or propel with the foot.

Synonyms

  • drop-kick
  • dropkick
  • propel
  • place-kick
  • impel
  • punt
  • move

Antonyms

  • ride
  • follow
  • fall
  • ascend

Etymology

  • kiken (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. kick

verb. ['ˈkɪk'] strike with the foot.

Synonyms

  • scuff
  • hit

Antonyms

  • unwind
  • arrange
  • disengage

Etymology

  • kiken (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. kick

verb. ['ˈkɪk'] thrash about or strike out with the feet.

Antonyms

  • rise

Etymology

  • kiken (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. kick

noun. ['ˈkɪk'] the act of delivering a blow with the foot.

Synonyms

  • dropkick
  • kicking
  • boot
  • punting
  • place-kicking
  • punt
  • place kick
  • blow

Antonyms

  • walk
  • whisper
  • praise
  • unbend

Etymology

  • kiken (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. kick

noun. ['ˈkɪk'] the swift release of a store of affective force.

Synonyms

  • rush
  • bang
  • excitement
  • charge
  • thrill
  • boot
  • exhilaration

Antonyms

  • unbound
  • free
  • uncertain
  • unoriented

Etymology

  • kiken (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. kick

noun. ['ˈkɪk'] the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired.

Synonyms

  • recoil
  • motion

Antonyms

  • punch in
  • clock in
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • kiken (Middle English (1100-1500))

Example sentences of the word kick-starter


1. Noun Phrase
In 1965, Harley-Davidson replaced the kick starter on the FLH with an electric starter and renamed the model the Electra-Glide, again keeping the FLH identifier.

2. Noun Phrase
The 1981 Express offered an automatic choke, CD ignition and a direct kick starter for the first time in the series.

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