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  • v. To kick the ball from a stationary position, especially as a means of scoring extra points

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the act of kicking the ball after it has been placed on the ground.
  • v. To make a place kick; to make (a goal) by a place kick.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking
  • v. score (a goal) by making a place kick
  • v. kick (a ball) from a stationary position, in football


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  • The Patriots defense is stupefied as the place-kick holder flings a sloppy pass to a wide-open receiver who makes the catch and falls into the end zone for a touchdown.

    Hurricane Season

  • As the place-kick holder, Kyle takes the snap, tees up the ball, and Josh Medley nails a line drive for the extra point, to put the Patriots up by seven.

    Hurricane Season

  • Most points ever: 180 more games, but no place-kick points.

    Daimnation!: LT bolts it down

  • And I had the real meaning of communication explained to me once by a fellow named Danny Villanueva, who used to place-kick for the Los Angeles Rams and later the Dallas Cowboys, and then he became a sports announcer in Los Angeles.

    1977 Hillsdale College Address (Whatever Happened to Free Enterprise)

  • Kick-off is a place-kick made from the center of the field.

    Healthful Sports for Boys

  • Kick-out, when one of the players on the side which has touched the ball down in its own goal makes a punt, drop-kick or place-kick.

    Healthful Sports for Boys

  • The catcher is entitled to the privilege of falling back towards his own goal, as far as he chooses; from the point selected he may take a place-kick, a drop-kick, or a punt.

    Healthful Sports for Boys

  • He could place-kick four out of five balls beyond the goal line from the center of the field, and I have actually seen him try goals at that distance.

    History of the University of North Carolina. Volume II: From 1868 to 1912

  • The fresh players saved the day for the 'varsity, for, although the second finally reached the twelve yards, it could go no further, and Captain Turner's try at a place-kick went a yard under the cross-bar.

    Left Tackle Thayer

  • Chambers was down to her opponents 'twenty-four yards now, almost under the shadow of the goal and a place-kick would score once out of twice.

    Left Tackle Thayer


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