- to make a place kick.
Origin of place-kick
First recorded in 1855–60; v. use of place kick
Origin of place kick
First recorded in 1855–60
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Examples from the Web for place-kick
What was the good of getting up the football fifteen when our only “place-kick” was gone?Boycotted
Talbot Baines Reed
A place-kick was attempted, but was blocked, and time was soon called.An Annapolis First Classman
Lt.Com Edward L. Beach
A place-kick is made by kicking the ball after it has been placed on the ground.
Kick-off is a place-kick from the centre of the field of play.
It was third down, and over on the side-line Roy measured the distance from cross-bar to back-field and watched for a place-kick.The Crimson Sweater
Ralph Henry Barbour
- a kick in which the ball is placed in position before it is kicked
- to kick (a ball) using a place kick
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Word Origin and History for place-kick
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