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noun Football.
a kick in which the ball is held nearly upright on the ground either by means of a tee or by a teammate, as in a kickoff, an attempt at a field goal, etc.Compare drop kick, punt1 (def. 1).
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Origin of place kick

First recorded in 1855–60

Other definitions for place kick (2 of 2)

place-kick

or place·kick

[ pleys-kik ]
/ ˈpleɪsˌkɪk /
Football.

verb (used with object)
to make (a field goal or point after touchdown) by a place kick.
to kick (the ball) as held for a place kick.
verb (used without object)
to make a place kick.

Origin of place-kick

First recorded in 1855–60; v. use of place kick

OTHER WORDS FROM place-kick

place-kicker, placekicker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for place kick

place kick
/ football /

noun
a kick in which the ball is placed in position before it is kicked
verb place-kick
to kick (a ball) using a place kick
Compare drop kick, punt 2
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