Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

placekick

play
noun place·kick \ˈplās-ˌkik\

Simple Definition of placekick

  • : a kick that is made in sports like American football and rugby when the ball has been put on the ground or is being held on the ground

Full Definition of placekick

  1. :  the kicking of a ball (as a football) placed or held in a stationary position on the ground


2

placekick

verb place·kick

Definition of placekick

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to kick (a ball) from a stationary position

  3. 2 :  to score by means of a placekick

place·kick·er noun


1856

First Known Use of placekick

1856


PLACEKICK Defined for Kids

placekick

play
noun place·kick \ˈplās-ˌkik\

Definition of placekick

  1. :  a kick in football made with the ball held in place on the ground




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up placekick? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 13, 2016

a trying or distressing experience

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

100 pounds 196.5 pounds 2.2 pounds 16.96 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ