Definitions for kickbackˈkɪkˌbæk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a portion of an income or profit given to someone as payment for having made the income possible, esp. as in an underhand scheme involving the use of political or professional influence.

    Category: Business

  2. a sudden, uncontrolled movement, as of a machine.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kickback(noun)

    a commercial bribe paid by a seller to a purchasing agent in order to induce the agent to enter into the transaction


  1. kickback(Noun)

    A clandestine payment in return for a favor; especially an illegal one

  2. kickback(Noun)

    Recoil; a sudden backward motion, usually in the direction of the operator.

  3. kickback(Noun)

    An accident wherein an object being cut by a rotating blade or disk, such as a circular saw, is caught by the blade and thrown outward

  4. kickback(Noun)

    A dangerous buildup of gas pressure at the wellhead

  5. kickback(Noun)

    The board separating one bowling lane from another at the pit end

  6. kickback(Noun)

    In contract bridge, an ace asking convention initiated by the first step above four of the agreed trump suit.

  7. kickback(Noun)

    A feature that saves the ball from draining and propels it back into play.


  1. Kickback

    Kickback is a collection of rare and unreleased material from the funk group The Meters.


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