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kickoff

noun kick·off \ˈkik-ˌf\

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

: the start of something

Full Definition of KICKOFF

1
:  a kick that puts the ball into play in a football or soccer game
2
:  commencement 1 <the campaign kickoff>

Examples of KICKOFF

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

First Known Use of KICKOFF

1856

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KICKOFF Defined for Kids

kickoff

noun kick·off \ˈkik-ˌf\

Definition of KICKOFF for Kids

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

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