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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
First recorded in 1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The kick-off (except as provided by Law 2), corner kick, and goal kick shall be free kicks within the meaning of the law.

    Association Football John Cameron

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