verb (used with object)
to make (a field goal or point after touchdown) by a place kick.
verb (used without object)
Origin of place-kick
Related formsplace-kick·er, place·kick·er, noun
First recorded in 1855–60;
v. use of place kick
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).
Origin of place kick
First recorded in 1855–60
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples from the Web for place-kick
Historical Examples of place-kick
What was the good of getting up the football fifteen when our only “place-kick” was gone?
A place-kick was attempted, but was blocked, and time was soon called.
Kick-off is a place-kick from the centre of the field of play.
A place-kick is made by kicking the ball after it has been placed on the ground.
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.
British Dictionary definitions for place-kick
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
1845, originally in rugby, from place + kick (n.). Related: Place-kicking.
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