haymaker haymaker  /ˈheɪ ˌmeɪ kər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a farm machine that treats hay to cause more rapid and even drying
  2. (n) a hard punch that renders the opponent unable to continue boxing

Usage(s):

  1. This week, all Louisiana will have to hope that Gustav's haymaker misses the mark.
  2. University of Oregon suspends running back, for rest of season for throwing a haymaker at an unhelmeted Boise State player , an ironic post-game twist following pre-game handshake.
  3. It was no haymaker, but it was a blow that would be felt.

News

  1. 2013 NBA Finals: Spurs Will Get Stranglehold on Heat with Big Game 4 Win

    If the San Antonio Spurs ’ blowout win in Game 3 was a devastating body shot to the Miami Heat ’s title hopes, the haymaker the Spurs have in store for Game 4 will be just as demoralizing. The Spurs have three things going for them: confident outside shooters, a balanced scoring attack and a been-there-done-that attitude. Those factors will not change tonight and are what will power San Antonio ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Sony Wins The Next-Gen Console War (Or At Least My Heart) In Just 22 Seconds

    While Microsoft busies itself trying to explain away a series of really bad decisions , Sony swoops in with a perfectly executed haymaker straight to the chin.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: TechCrunch

  3. Patrol: Teen’s Jeep runs light, hits motorcyclist

    MONTVILLE TWP. — A Fairlawn man was injured when a Jeep Liberty went through a red light and hit his motorcycle Wednesday night at Interstate 71 and state Route 18, according to the Ohio Highway Patrol. Lt. Bill Haymaker, commander of the Medina post of the patrol, said a 2006 tan Jeep Liberty driven by Matthew ... Read More
    on June 7, 2013     Source: The Medina County Gazette

Quotes

  1. "I told 'em, We just threw the haymaker, boys, and I think it landed,"' Harvick said. "I just didn't really think we had anything to lose. I said, What the heck? We'll just try it up top here.' I didn't let off the gas and it didn't hit the...
    on May 20, 2007 By: Kevin Harvick Source: SportingNews.com

  2. "It's definitely a haymaker that's getting ready to be thrown and we've got to have enough to withstand it," Thomas said. "And if we do get to the point where worst-case scenario you go 0-5 in this stretch, you've still got to have enough...
    on Jan 19, 2007 By: Isiah Thomas Source: USA Today

  3. "This would be a haymaker thrown right at our taxpayers," says Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, a Republican and former budget director in the George W. Bush administration.
    on Jul 14, 2009 By: Mitch Daniels Source: USA Today

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