Meaning of “drop kick” in the English Dictionary

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drop kicknoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdrɒp ˌkɪk/ us /ˈdrɑːp ˌkɪk/

Examples from literature

  • For that reason he must practise constantly both with punts and drop kicks and be able to put the ball between the goal-posts from all angles and distances within reason. 
  • His drop kicks were all of them long and two of them were made with the left foot. 
  • I remember being extremely angry at the time because I was not looking at the side lines for any signals and had decided on a drop kick anyhow. 
  • In a free kick his opponents may not come within ten yards of where the ball was caught and some member of his team may kick either a drop kick, punt or place kick as he sees fit. 
  • Such a kick is called a "drop kick" as distinguished from a "punt" where the ball is released from the hands and immediately kicked before touching the ground. 

(Definition of “drop kick” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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