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place kick

n. Football
A kick, as for a kickoff or field goal, for which the ball is held or propped up in a fixed position on the ground.

place′-kick′ (plās′kĭk′) v.
place′ kick′er n.

place kick

n
1. (Soccer) a kick in which the ball is placed in position before it is kicked
2. (Rugby) a kick in which the ball is placed in position before it is kicked
vb
3. (Soccer) to kick (a ball) using a place kick
4. (Rugby) to kick (a ball) using a place kick

place′ kick`


n.
a kick in which a football is held nearly upright on the ground either by means of a tee or by a teammate, as in a kickoff.
[1855–60]
place′-kick`, v.t., v.i.
place′-kick`er, n.

place kick


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Made by kicking the ball after it has been placed on the ground for that purpose.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.place kick - (sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kickingplace kick - (sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking
kick, kicking, boot - the act of delivering a blow with the foot; "he gave the ball a powerful kick"; "the team's kicking was excellent"
free kick - (soccer) a place kick that is allowed for a foul or infringement by the other team
kickoff - (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
association football, soccer - a football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal
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In a study of place kicks by 14 English professional rugby union players, Holmes and colleagues (2006) reported a kick distance (with the ball landing on the ground) of 53.
Because of their physical challenges, Osborne was prompted to limit their repetitions on kickoffs and place kicks in December.
The Australians scored three tries and conceded one, with Leigh Halfpenny contributing 14 points for the Welsh via place kicks.
The reason Wales did not reach the final was simply down to missed place kicks and poorly executed drop goal attempts from both James Hook and Stephen Jones.
Irish's Ryan Lamb and Olly Barkley, who kicked five penalties in total, exchanged early place kicks, but the game quickly became very defensive.
Each side selected five players to take place kicks from different points on the 22-metre line - first directly in front of the posts, then to the left and right and back to the centre.
Sexton, 24, came under fire for his ratio of just six successful place kicks out of 16 in three Six Nations games.
Chester's defence held firm in the early stages of the second half, but as their frustrations grew, so did the penalty count against them, and Johnson extended the home lead with another two successful place kicks, either side of the visitors' best chance when a crossfield kick from Burger was knocked forward by the right wing.
And a holder on place kicks as well, a role they found for him at USC to keep him focused on more than just his anti-shanking technique.
85%)Goalkickers in Test matches since the Rugby World Cup final in 2003 who have taken ten or more shots at goal with place kicks for major nations (success rate in brackets)
The other two types of allowed scrimmage kicks are drop kicks and place kicks.
Nuneaton came back into the match with two Cassell place kicks but a Ross Bullough try stemmed any momentum Nuneaton had gained.