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)

to make a drop kick.

Origin of drop-kick

First recorded in 1870–75
Related formsdrop-kick·er, noun

drop kick

noun Football.

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
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Historical Examples of drop-kick

  • If she got within the Blue's thirty-yard line she was to let Rollins try a drop-kick.

    Left Guard Gilbert

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • And how you must have suffered, knowing he could drop-kick, and yet not desiring to betray him!

    T. Haviland Hicks Senior

    J. Raymond Elderdice

  • Hence, the splinter-Senior was reluctant to announce that he could drop-kick.

    T. Haviland Hicks Senior

    J. Raymond Elderdice

  • 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.

    The Plastic Age

    Percy Marks

British Dictionary definitions for drop-kick

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

verb drop-kick

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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