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scissor kick

Syllabification: scis·sor kick
(also scissors kick)

Definition of scissor kick in English:

noun

(In various sports, particularly swimming and soccer) a kick in which the legs make a sharp snapping movement like the blades of a pair of scissors.
Example sentences
  • Freestyle in those days was the trudgen, an alternating overarm stroke with a scissors kick.
  • I think basically it was an overarm stroke with a scissor kick with the legs.
  • It is in the early days of the rivalry that Hayes digs up the most interesting stories, such as when Cardiff's Burton scored with an extravagant scissors kick and was congratulated by players from both teams.

Derivatives

scissor-kick

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verb
Example sentences
  • He scissor-kicks it right across the face of goal as the defenders all duck.
  • But a month later, at Medinah, he sprinted and scissor-kicked his way into golf's heart, all but stealing the PGA.
  • Adam Russell, who was impressive during his first start of the season, earned the Pikes a point with a spectacular second-half equaliser, scissor-kicking into the net on the hour mark.

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