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a kick in which the ball is dropped and kicked just as it hits the ground
A kick made by dropping a ball to the ground and kicking it just as it starts to rebound.
(plural drop kicks)
- (Australian rules football, rugby, American football) A kick made by dropping the ball on the ground and kicking it as it bounces up.
- A drop-kick as opposed to a punt in North-American Rules football is an attempt to score as if by kicking a field-goal. A punt kick is a defensive tactic which gives the ball to the other team, but improves it's relative field position by making the new offense, the receiving team start farther from the goal line.
- Drop kicks were once quite common but became unfashionable after the American Football Leagues adopted a new narrower ball in 1941 which favored forward passes.
- (Australia, New Zealand, slang, derogatory) An insignificant, contemptible or unfashionable person; a loser; used as a general insult.
(third-person singular simple present drop kicks, present participle drop kicking, simple past and past participle drop kicked)
- Alternative spelling of drop-kick.
- Alternative spelling of drop kick.