place-kick

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 ).

Origin:
1855–60

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place-kick

[pleys-kik] Football.
verb (used with object)
1.
to make (a field goal or point after touchdown) by a place kick.
2.
to kick (the ball) as held for a place kick.
verb (used without object)
3.
to make a place kick.
Also, placekick.


Origin:
1855–60; v. use of place kick

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

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