kicker

Definitions

Accounting

  • noun a special inducement to buy a bond, e.g. making it convertible to shares at a preferential rate

Construction

  • A wood block or board attached to a formwork member in a building frame or formwork to make the structure more stable. In formwork, a kicker acts as a haunch to take the thrust of another member. Sometimes called a cleat.
  • An activator, as the hardener for a polyester resin.
  • A luminaire used to accent or highlight a subject.
  • An additional payment of rent or interest required as part of a contract.
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