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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).

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Origin of drop kick

First recorded in 1835–45

Definition for drop kick (2 of 2)

drop-kick
[ drop-kik ]
/ ˈdrɒpˈkɪk /
Football.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM drop-kick

drop-kicker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for drop kick

drop kick

noun

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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