squib kick
noun Date: circa 1956 a kickoff in football in which the ball bounces along the ground

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • squib kick — noun : a kickoff in football in which the ball bounces along the ground * * * squib kick, Football. a short kick, usually made in midfield to cause a fumble or to make the ball stop near the goal line. * * * noun, pl ⋯ kicks [count] American… …   Useful english dictionary

  • squib kick — noun A play in American Football whereby the team performing the kick off kicks the ball so that it will bounce instead of going deep downfield …   Wiktionary

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  • Kick off — Kickoff Le kicker donne un coup de pied dans le ballon pour lancer le match …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Squib load — A squib load, also known as a squib round, pop and no kick, or just a squib, is a firearms malfunction in which a fired projectile does not have enough force behind it to exit the barrel, and thus becomes stuck. This type of malfunction can be… …   Wikipedia

  • squib — n. & v. n. 1 a small firework burning with a hissing sound and usu. with a final explosion. 2 a short satirical composition, a lampoon. v. (squibbed, squibbing) 1 tr. US Football kick (the ball) a comparatively short distance on a kick off;… …   Useful english dictionary

  • squib — I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1525 1. a. a short humorous or satiric writing or speech b. a short news item; especially filler 2. a. a small firecracker b. a broken firecracker in which the powder burns with a fizz 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • squib — noun 1》 a small firework that hisses before exploding. 2》 a short piece of satirical writing.     ↘N. Amer. a short news item. 3》 informal a small or weak person. 4》 N. Amer. (in sport) a short or weak kick or hit. verb (squibs, squibbing,… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Drop kick — For other uses, see Drop kick (disambiguation). Not to be confused with dropkick. A drop kick is a type of kick in various codes of football. It involves a player dropping the ball and then kicking it when it bounces off the ground. It contrasts… …   Wikipedia

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