verb (used with object)
to score (a field goal or point after touchdown) by a drop kick.
to kick (the ball as dropped for a drop kick).
verb (used without object)
Origin of drop-kick
First recorded in 1870–75Related formsdrop-kick·er, noun
a kick made by dropping a football to the ground and kicking it as it starts to bounce up.Compare place kick, punt1(def 1).
Origin of drop kick
First recorded in 1835–45
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Related Words for drop-kickpunt
Examples from the Web for drop-kick
Historical Examples of drop-kick
If she got within the Blue's thirty-yard line she was to let Rollins try a drop-kick.
And how you must have suffered, knowing he could drop-kick, and yet not desiring to betray him!
Hence, the splinter-Senior was reluctant to announce that he could drop-kick.
A drop-kick is made by letting the ball fall from the hands, and kicking it at the very instant it rises.
The first time Raleigh held firm, but the second time Slade stepped back for a drop-kick.
British Dictionary definitions for drop-kick
a kick in certain sports such as rugby, in which the ball is dropped and kicked as it bounces from the groundCompare punt 2, place kick
a wrestling attack, illegal in amateur wrestling, in which a wrestler leaps in the air and kicks his opponent in the face or body with both feet
Australian slang a stupid or worthless person
to kick (a ball, etc) using a drop kick
to kick (an opponent in wrestling) by the use of a drop kick
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