1. kick upstairs give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
  2. kick downstairs assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
  3. backstairs a second staircase at the rear of a building
  4. kick-start start (a motorcycle) by means of a kick starter
  5. kick start a starter (as on a motorcycle) that is activated with the foot and the weight of the body
  6. upstairs on a floor above
  7. hipsters a youth subculture originating in San Francisco in the 1960s
  8. Coragyps atratus American vulture smaller than the turkey buzzard
  9. genus Psithyrus a large bee that resembles the bumblebee but lacks pollen-collecting apparatus and a worker caste
  10. jackstraws a game in which players try to pick each jackstraw (or spillikin) off of a pile without moving any of the others
  11. backstair secret and sly or sordid
  12. kickstand a swiveling metal rod attached to a bicycle or motorcycle or other two-wheeled vehicle; the rod lies horizontally when not in use but can be kicked into a vertical position as a support to hold the vehicle upright when it is not being ridden
  13. cow pasture a pasture for cows
  14. upstair on or of upper floors of a building
  15. sempstress someone who makes or mends dresses
  16. up the stairs on a floor above
  17. clepsydra clock that measures time by the escape of water
  18. kick starter a starter (as on a motorcycle) that is activated with the foot and the weight of the body
  19. golden stars California plant having grasslike leaves and showy orange flowers
  20. Caucasoid race a light-skinned race

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