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place kick

noun, Football.
1.
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
1855-1860
1855-60

place-kick

[pleys-kik] /ˈpleɪsˌkɪk/
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
Related forms
place-kicker, placekicker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for place-kick

place kick

noun
1.
a kick in which the ball is placed in position before it is kicked
verb
2.
to kick (a ball) using a place kick
Compare drop kick, punt2
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Word Origin and History for place-kick
n.

1845, originally in rugby, from place + kick (n.). Related: Place-kicking.

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