American Football , Rugby , & Soccer
A kick made after the ball is first placed on the ground.
- 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.
(place-kick) [no object] (often as noun place-kicking) Take a place kick.
- As if this wasn't enough, modern stadia, with their towering, enclosed stands, are far better suited to place-kicking, as they virtually eliminate the swirling winds which make kicking difficult.
- The club would do well to have him specialize in place-kicking.
- He had been one of New Zealand's star turns in the pool stages, scoring two tries and stepping up to save him from the excruciating embarrassment of not being able to place-kick midway through the first match.
- 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.
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