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.