from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An unobstructed kick of a stationary ball, as in soccer or Rugby, especially one awarded when the opposition commits a foul.
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- n. a kick in which a player may kick the ball without interference from the opposition. Such a kick may be awarded for a foul by the opposition, or earned by a player such as by taking a mark.
- n. The usual means of restarting play after a foul is committed, where the non-offending team restarts from where the foul was committed.
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- n. (soccer) a place kick that is allowed for a foul or infringement by the other team
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