Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In foot-ball, a punt made from behind the goal-line for a try at goal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (American Football) A punt made from the goal line by a player of the side which has made a touchdown to one of his own side for a fair catch, from which an attempt to kick a goal may be made.
“With the ordinary goalkeeper the punt-out kick, when dexterously executed, was considered the most effective mode of saving the ball from going under the tape, when the use of the hands to knock it out was not deemed necessary, but Aleck preferred the drop-kick, which is one of the redeeming features in the Rugby style of play, and this he could do almost to perfection.”
“The ball went over to the right of the goal and Carmine decided on a punt-out.”
“The punt-out had failed, however, and the cheering flaunters of blue banners had perforce to be content with five points.”
“The punt-out was a success and Devoe kicked goal, making the score 12 to 11 in Erskine's favor.”
“The punt-out was missed and so Brimfield was not able to add a 1 to the 6.”
“a touchdown, but Michigan was more fortunate than her southern rivals in that McMillan made a perfect punt-out and Conklin kicked goal, while Captain Roy Morrison of Vanderbilt fell down on the same play and lost his team the chance to try for a goal from touchdown when he overkicked on the punt-out.”
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