Definition of goal kick in English:

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goal kick


1 Soccer A free kick taken by the defending side from within their goal area after attackers send the ball over the byline.
Example sentences
  • Australia hassle the Brazilian defence into conceding a corner, Dida flaps in no-man's land, but the corner's overhit and goes straight out the other side for a goal kick.
  • Eventually Degen helpfully heads the ball off for a goal kick.
  • Kevin wanted to make sure the Stingrays would be awarded a goal kick to put the ball back into play.
2 Rugby An attempt to kick a goal.



noun ( Rugby )
Example sentences
  • Unfortunately they were without several first-choice players, including both goal-kickers, Jonothan Cooper and Chris Sansom.
  • But consolation comes from the fact his eight goals moved him up with the leading goal-kickers in the National League.
  • However, if we had a recognised goal-kicker we could have won it.


noun ( Rugby )
Example sentences
  • We had some problems with our goal-kicking in the first half and Jonny's conversion at the end gave us a very important cushion.
  • I practise goal-kicking with him and that's another aspect of my game that I have been working on.
  • A narrow win in an exciting if somewhat low-key game, in which both sides scored five tries, saw Newport come out on top in yesterday's encounter by dint of superior goal-kicking and better discipline in the eyes of the referee.

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