Meaning of “kicker” in the English Dictionary

"kicker" in American English

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kickernoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɪk·ər/

kicker noun [ C ] (HIT)

someone who kicks, esp. a player on a football team whose job is to kick the ball

kicker noun [ C ] (EXCITEMENT)

infml something surprising:

And here’s the real kicker, if you buy one you get the second one free.

(Definition of “kicker” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)