What does Haymaker mean?Refers to a powerful punch where the arm is flung with full force, mimic the motion of swinging a scythe.
Other definitions of Haymaker:
- An often reckless punch thrown by whipping the fist outward toward an opponent. Aims to conclude the fight, while providing very little defensive merits.
- A somewhat wild punch that involves swinging a full-force punch on the opponents side, which if left unprotected may result in a damaging blow.
- While literally it can mean a person who harvest and works with hay/wheat, it usually refers to the powerful, offensive punch that is meant to knockout the opponent.
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How to use the term
The boxer threw a haymaker in an attempt to quickly finish the fight.
Watch out for the opponent's haymaker. They've got long arms, so they may try and go for one.
He's going to go for more haymakers in the next round. He can't go for too many more.
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