Definition of Place-kicking
1. Noun. (sports) a kick in which the ball is placed on the ground before kicking.
Generic synonyms: Boot, Kick, Kicking
Specialized synonyms: Free Kick, Kickoff
Category relationships: Football, Football Game, Association Football, Soccer
Derivative terms: Place-kick, Place-kick
Lexicographical Neighbors of Place-kicking
Literary usage of Place-kicking
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Recreation by George O. Shields, American Canoe Association, League of American Sportsmen (1899)
"The prize is marked as follows: " Presented to the undergraduates of the University of Pennsylvania, to be contested for in punting, place kicking and ..."
2. The Book of Athletics by Paul Withington (1914)
"Drop-kicking and place-kicking are seldom done equally well by the same kicker. ... place-kicking ability can be acquired by consistent practice with both ..."
3. Walter Camp's Book of College Sports by Walter Camp (1900)
"brought out but one side of place-kicking,—namely, the goal-kicking from ... Long place-kicking from fair catches is seldom seen, and mainly because there ..."