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

Though kilometers are not commonly used to measure distance in the USA, klick is commonly used by the US & UK military, which use the metric system almost exclusively in order to facilitate communication with allied forces. (In other English-speaking countries, civilians often say "k" or "k.m." instead.)

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

Noun[edit]

klick (plural klicks)

  1. Alternative spelling of click

Anagrams[edit]


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

klick

  1. singular imperative 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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