Definition of placekick in English:

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placekick

Pronunciation: /ˈplāsˌkik/
American Football

noun

A kick made with the ball held on the ground or on a tee.
Example sentences
  • As a younger man Armstrong was also a capable Australian Rules footballer and particularly adept at the place kick - a technique no longer used in the game.
  • He stepped up to take the place kick from 40 yards on the left wing.
  • The abandonment of Punchestown on Saturday was a disappointment particularly as the track executive had put so much effort into bringing punters in and getting the place kick started again after all the recent controversy and troubles.

verb

[no object] (often as noun placekicking)
Make a placekick: our placekicking struggled at times last season
More example sentences
  • Armstrong finished his fifth and final season of varsity eligibility in the fall of 2003 when he handled the punting, placekicking and kickoff duties for the 2-6 Warriors.
  • Two years ago when he went down, the ‘Skins lost three of four games because of shaky placekicking.
  • Yet all that will be remembered of this performance - more specifically his performance - was that he failed where it mattered most, with his placekicking.

Derivatives

placekicker

noun
Example sentences
  • Heather believed she was a good football place-kicker.
  • He is in fact the only place-kicker on the NFL's Hall of Fame list.
  • ‘Punters and place-kickers have more pressure than anybody because that might be our last play of the game,’ Aguiar says.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: place·kick

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