verb (used with object)

  1. to make (a field goal or point after touchdown) by a place kick.
  2. to kick (the ball) as held for a place kick.

verb (used without object)

  1. to make a place kick.

noun Football.

  1. a kick in which the ball is held nearly upright on the ground either by means of a tee or by a teammate, as in a kickoff, an attempt at a field goal, etc.Compare drop kick, punt1(def 1).


  1. a kick in which the ball is placed in position before it is kicked

verb place-kick

  1. to kick (a ball) using a place kick

n.1845, originally in rugby, from place + kick (n.). Related: Place-kicking.

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