Definition of Free kick

1. Noun. (soccer) a place kick that is allowed for a foul or infringement by the other team.

Generic synonyms: Place Kick, Place-kicking
Specialized synonyms: Corner Kick
Category relationships: Association Football, Soccer

Definition of Free kick

1. Noun. (American football soccer Australian rules football rugby other ballgames) a kick in which a player may kick the ball without interference from the opposition. Such a kick may be awarded for a foul by the opposition, or earned by a player such as by taking a mark. ¹

2. Noun. (Gaelic football) The usual means of restarting play after a foul is committed, where the non-offending team restarts from where the foul was committed. ¹

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free kick (current term)
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Literary usage of Free kick

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"This is often a great advantage, but such free kick does not produce a goal ... A goal cannot be scored from a free kick except when the free kick has been ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Henry Charles Howard Suffolk, Hedley Peek, Frederick George Aflalo (1897)
"A player can be off-side in his opponents' in-goal, but not in his own, except where one of his side takes a free kick behind his goal-line, in which case ..."

3. The Young Folk's Cyclopædia of Games and Sports by John Denison Champlin, Arthur Elmore Bostwick (1890)
"(a) The side which has a free kick must be behind the ball when it is kicked. (b) In the case of a kick-off, kick- out, or kick from a fair catch, ..."

4. Walter Camp's Book of College Sports by Walter Camp (1900)
"Any player who fairly catches the ball on the fly from an opponent's kick has a free kick, provided he makes a mark with his heel on the spot of the catch. ..."

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