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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Football A kickoff in which the ball carries just far enough, at least ten yards, to be recovered legally by the kicking team.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of on-side kick.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A kickoff in which the kicking team attempts to kick the ball only so far as is legally required (beyond the 50-yard line), so as to have a better chance to recover the kicked ball itself; -- it is a risky type of play used only when the kicking team is losing and there is little time left to play.

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