an unhindered kick of a stationary ball, usually awarded to a player as the result of a foul committed by a player from the opposing team.
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Origin of free kick
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for free kick
The goal offered ecstasy to free-kick aficionados, who have had little to cherish at this World Cup.
The only remaining way to advance the ball is on a free-kick after a fair catch, as in the English game.
soccer a place kick awarded for a foul or infringement, either direct, from which a goal may be scored, or indirect, from which the ball must be touched by at least one other player for a goal to be allowed
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