- Football a placekick that puts the ball into play at the beginning of each half or after a touchdown or field goal
- a beginning, as of a campaign or drive
- Football A place kick in football that starts play at the beginning of a half or after a team has scored.
- Sports a. A kick of a stationary ball from the middle of the field in soccer that starts play at the beginning of a half or after a goal has been scored.b. A similar kick in Rugby.
- Informal A beginning: the kickoff of a charity campaign.
- Alternative spelling of kick-off.