What does kickback mean?

Definitions for kickbackˈkɪkˌbæk

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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(n.)

    recoil, of a gun or machine, as in older automobile engines when started by turning a crank.

  2. kickback(n.)

    A secret, and usually illegal, payment, by a recipient of money paid for goods or services, to a facilitator of the transaction, of a portion of that money; specifically, any portion of a gain made by the seller in a commercial transaction which is returned surreptitiously and illegally to a person (such as a purchasing agent) who authorized or recommended the purchase. It is generally considered a form of bribe.


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kickback in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kickback in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nike Inc:

    The charging documents unsealed yesterday in Brooklyn do not allege that Nike engaged in criminal conduct, there is no allegation in the charging documents that any Nike employee was aware of or knowingly participated in any bribery or kickback scheme.

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