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corner kick

noun, Soccer.
a direct free kick awarded to the attacking team when a defender last touched a ball that crossed entirely over the goal line, taken from the corner area on the side of the field where the ball went out of play.
Also called corner.
Origin of corner kick
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for corner kick
  • He was booed again when he took his first corner kick.
  • Marta almost scored directly from a corner kick six minutes later.

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