placekick
I. noun Date: 1856 the kicking of a ball (as a football) placed or held in a stationary position on the ground II. transitive verb Date: 1856 1. to kick (a ball) from a stationary position 2. to score by means of a placekick • placekicker noun

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  • placekick — [plās′kik΄] Football, Rugby, etc.Football Rugby n. a kick made while the ball is in place, often held in place, on the ground, as in kicking off or in attempting a field goal vi. to kick a ball in this way placekicker n. * * * See place kick. * * …   Universalium

  • placekick — [plās′kik΄] Football, Rugby, etc.Football Rugby n. a kick made while the ball is in place, often held in place, on the ground, as in kicking off or in attempting a field goal vi. to kick a ball in this way placekicker n. * * * place kick n.… …   Universalium

  • placekick — [plās′kik΄] Football, Rugby, etc.Football Rugby n. a kick made while the ball is in place, often held in place, on the ground, as in kicking off or in attempting a field goal vi. to kick a ball in this way placekicker n …   English World dictionary

  • placekick — n. (Sports) act of kicking a ball which is held in one place on the ground …   English contemporary dictionary

  • placekick — /ˈpleɪskɪk/ (say playskik) noun Rugby Football, etc. a kick made when the ball has been placed on the ground, at a predetermined spot …   Australian English dictionary

  • placekick — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Field goal (football) — A field goal (formerly goal from the field Fact|date=August 2008) in U.S. football and Canadian football is a goal that may be scored during general play ( from the field ).A field goal may be scored by a placekick or the very rare drop kick. The …   Wikipedia

  • kick off — verb Date: 1857 intransitive verb 1. to start or resume play in football by a placekick 2. a. to initiate proceedings b. to start out ; begin < the movie kicks off with a bank robbery > 3. slang die …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • placement — noun Date: 1844 1. an act or instance of placing: as a. an accurately hit ball (as in tennis) that an opponent cannot return b. the assignment of a person to a suitable place (as a job or a class in school) 2. placekick …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • try — I. verb (tried; trying) Etymology: Middle English trien, from Anglo French trier to select, sort, examine, determine, probably from Late Latin tritare to grind, frequentative of Latin terere to rub more at throw Date: 14th century transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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