Noun: kite kIt
Verb: kite kIt
- Plaything consisting of a light frame covered with tissue paper; flown in wind at end of a string
- [N. Amer] A bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value
- [N. Amer] A bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float
- Any of several small graceful hawks of the family Accipitridae having long pointed wings and feeding on insects and small animals
- A large and usually triangular headsail; carried by a yacht as a headsail when running before the wind
- (geometry) a quadrilateral having two pairs of adjacent edges of equal length; the shape of a simple kite
- [N. Amer] Increase the amount (of a check) fraudulently
"He kited many checks"
- [N. Amer] Get credit or money by using a bad check
"The businessman kited millions of dollars"
- (air travel) soar or fly like a kite
"The pilot kited for a long time over the mountains"
- Fly a kite
"Kids were kiting in the park"; "They kited the Red Dragon model"
Derived forms: kiting, kites, kited
Type of: bank check [US], check [N. Amer], cheque [Brit, Cdn], fly, glide, hawk, headsail, increase, obtain, plaything, toy
Part of: Accipitridae, family Accipitridae
Encyclopedia: Kite, Georgia