American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- n. alternative spelling of on-side kick.
GNU Webster's 1913
- (Football) 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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