Meaning of “kickoff” in the English Dictionary

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"kickoff" in American English

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kickoffnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈkɪkˌɔf/

the time when a football game starts, or a kick of the ball that starts play during a game:

[ U ] Kickoff is at 6:30.
[ C ] Patterson hurt his ankle on the opening kickoff.

(Definition of “kickoff” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)