One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A sudden knockout blow.
blow, hit, knock, thump, thwack, box, jab, fist, cuff, clip, smash, slam, welt, straight, uppercut, hook, body blowView synonyms
- ‘The Melbourne forward yesterday had his appeal against an 18-week suspension for a king-hit on O'Neill dismissed by the NRL judiciary chairman.’
- ‘A king-hit, it seemed, was like the very coolest thing in the whole wide world, and for that reason Jeff, by performing that one simple act, had achieved a kind of instant celebrity status.’
- ‘The 30-year-old Williams was outed for 18 matches by the NRL judiciary following his king-hit on Wests Tigers veteran O'Neill at Leichhardt Oval last month.’
- ‘What Sunday is expected to claim was a king-hit from behind, Latham told John Laws was ‘a bit of crowd control’.’
- ‘He didn't see it coming and can't remember what happened afterwards, but he says he will never forget the king-hit that knocked him out on Saturday.’
verb[with object]Australian, NZ
Punch (someone) suddenly and hard.
strike, slap, smack, cuff, punch, beat, thrash, thump, batter, belabour, drub, hook, pound, smash, slam, welt, pummel, hammer, bang, knock, swat, whip, flog, cane, sucker-punch, rain blows on, give someone a beating, give someone a drubbing, give someone a good beating, give someone a good drubbing, box someone's earsView synonyms
- ‘That tackle led to Williams king-hitting O'Neill in back play’
- ‘Lawrence was ejected from the pub and then is shown coming back into the pub and king-hitting a bloke who collapsed to the floor.’
- ‘Seven reported the driver was king-hit and fell on his head and was now in a critical condition in hospital.’
- ‘Convinced he was about to be king-hit, Banks threw out his forearm.’
- ‘I heard on the radio this morning that the slime who king-hit him is already on bail for similar violent attacks.’
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