Meaning of place kick

place' kick"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Football. 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. Cf. (def. 1).

place-kick

Pronunciation: (plās'kik"), [key]
— Football. Football.
—v.t.
  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.
—v.i.
  1. to make a place kick.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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