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kickoff

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noun kick·off \ˈkik-ˌȯf\

Simple Definition of kickoff

  • : a kick that starts play in a game (such as American football or soccer)

  • : the start of something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of kickoff

  1. 1 :  a kick that puts the ball into play in a football or soccer game

  2. 2 :  commencement 1 <the campaign kickoff>

Examples of kickoff in a sentence

  1. At his campaign kickoff, the senator gave a passionate speech about combating poverty.

  2. His speech marked the kickoff of his campaign.



1856

First Known Use of kickoff

1856

Other Field and Goal Sports Terms


KICKOFF Defined for Kids

kickoff

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noun kick·off \ˈkik-ˌȯf\

Definition of kickoff for Students

  1. :  a kick that puts the ball into play (as in football or soccer)





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