klick

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

  • Most likely a pseudo-condensed pronunciation of kilometer.
  • Possibly onomatopoeic of the sound of a military odometer.

Noun[edit]

klick (plural klicks)

  1. (slang, military) A kilometer.
    • 2002, Robert J. Sawyer, Hominids
      an asteroid between one and three kilometers wide had slammed into the ground at fifteen klicks per second.
  2. (slang, usually plural) Kilometres per hour.
Usage notes[edit]

Klick is most commonly used in most English speaking countries outside the USA as a slang word for kilometre. Though kilometers are not commonly used to measure distance in the USA, klick is commonly used by the US military, which uses the metric system almost exclusively in order to facilitate communication with allied forces.

Synonyms[edit]
  • (military slang: kilometer): click
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

klick (plural klicks)

  1. Alternative spelling of click

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

klick

  1. Imperative singular of klicken.
  2. (colloquial)First-person singular present of klicken.

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

klick c

  1. clique; an exclusive group; a cabal
  2. dab; a small amount of a wet substance

Noun[edit]

klick n

  1. click; brief, sharp sound
  2. click; act of pressing a mouse button

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