drop kick

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drop kick

n. Sports
A kick made by dropping a ball to the ground and kicking it just as it starts to rebound.

drop′-kick′ v.

drop kick

n
1. (Rugby) a kick in certain sports such as rugby, in which the ball is dropped and kicked as it bounces from the ground. Compare punt2, place kick
2. (Wrestling) 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
3. slang Austral a stupid or worthless person
vb
4. (Rugby) to kick (a ball, etc) using a drop kick
5. (Wrestling) to kick (an opponent in wrestling) by the use of a drop kick

drop′ kick`


n.
a kick made by dropping a ball to the ground and kicking it as it starts to bounce up.
[1835–45]
drop′-kick`, v.t., v.i.
drop′-kick`er, n.
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The points awarded for drop kicks and penalties should be reduced to two points.
Can Alan Tait explain the following: 1) Why are Jimmy Gopperth's drop kicks so long that even Usain Bolt would struggle to get under them?
Alterations to the Mod Rules incluS ded tap restarts, unlimited half back runs and the icing on the cake - drop kicks replacing conversions for the extra two points.
He drops in the hole and tries drop kicks on about the fourth or fifth phase when England are in decent attacking positions, but before that it's invariably prop forwards who are first receivers.
The bands are machine washable and the watch is water-resistant so it can survive drop shots, drop kicks or a day out at the beach.
The other two types of allowed scrimmage kicks are drop kicks and place kicks.
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Steve O'Connor, Johnson, Jim Yarranton and Hesketh crossed after the break, Hesketh adding the conversions by drop kicks to rub in the winning margin of the invitation side.
Wright said Holcomb's size and distance on drop kicks complements Romney's superb fielding skills.
With drop kicks, not place kicks, the order of the day, Isherwood converted his own try neatly from the in-goal area.
Mum Julie Coward, 27, said: "She's Spice Girls mad and I was forever telling her off for doing drop kicks on Ben - but now I can hardly complain.