place kick

noun Football.
a kick in which the ball is held nearly upright on the ground either by means of a tee or by a teammate, as in a kickoff, an attempt at a field goal, etc. Compare drop kick, punt1 ( def 1 ).

1855–60 Unabridged


[pleys-kik] Football.
verb (used with object)
to make (a field goal or point after touchdown) by a place kick.
to kick (the ball) as held for a place kick.
verb (used without object)
to make a place kick.
Also, placekick.

1855–60; v. use of place kick

place-kicker, placekicker, noun Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
place kick
1.  a kick in which the ball is placed in position before it is kicked
2.  to kick (a ball) using a place kick

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Example sentences
The game shall be started by a player taking a place kick, at the center of the field, into the opponents half of the field.
H then dropped back for a place kick, nmi sent til squarely between the posts.
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