Definition of king-hit in English:

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Australian /NZ informal


A sudden knockout blow.
Example sentences
  • The 30-year-old Williams was outed for 18 matches by the NRL judiciary following his king-hit on Wests Tigers veteran O'Neill at Leichhardt Oval last month.
  • The Melbourne forward yesterday had his appeal against an 18-week suspension for a king-hit on O'Neill dismissed by the NRL judiciary chairman.
  • What Sunday is expected to claim was a king-hit from behind, Latham told John Laws was ‘a bit of crowd control’.


[with object]
Punch (someone) suddenly and hard.
Example sentences
  • That tackle led to Williams king-hitting O'Neill in back play
  • Lawrence was ejected from the pub and then is shown coming back into the pub and king-hitting a bloke who collapsed to the floor.
  • Convinced he was about to be king-hit, Banks threw out his forearm.
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