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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.
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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
3. (Soccer) to kick (a ball) using a place kick
4. (Rugby) to kick (a ball) using a place kick
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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.
place′-kick`, v.t., v.i.
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Made by kicking the ball after it has been placed on the ground for that purpose.
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|Noun||1.||place 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
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