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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
1855-1860
1855-60; v. use of place kick
Related forms
place-kicker, placekicker, noun
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Word Origin and History for placekick

place-kick

n.

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

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