corner kick


Definition of corner kick

: a free kick from a corner of a soccer field awarded to an attacker when a defender plays the ball out-of-bounds over the end line

Examples of corner kick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wake Forest scored off a corner kick in the 26th minute when Bruno Lapa put away a rebound off an initial shot by Joey DeZart. Baltimore Sun Staff,, "Johns Hopkins women’s volleyball completes perfect season with first NCAA title," 24 Nov. 2019 Minnesota drew seven corner kicks, committed 13 fouls and was given one red card. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Minnesota United FC edges Sporting Kansas City 2-1," 25 Sep. 2019 After peppering several dangerous crosses into the box, Mauricio Pereyra curled a corner kick in the 22nd minute for Nani, who flicked the ball deftly with his head to level the score. Julia Poe, Pro Soccer USA, "Nani leads Orlando City to dig out 3-3 draw against New England Revolution," 5 Aug. 2019 Louisville City FC trailed 1-0 in stoppage time on Saturday, but got a late equalizer on this corner kick and eventually pulled off an incredible 3-1 win. Hayes Gardner, The Courier-Journal, "Does a ranking in November mean a Final Four berth in March? We dug deep to find out," 12 Nov. 2019 Junior Jenna Setters got favorable positioning on a corner kick and directed a header to the back of the net. Luke Feliciano,, "Renie's 2-goal performance lifts Cincinnati Country Day soccer to DIII state Final Four," 2 Nov. 2019 The Japanese midfielder set up Jonathan Osorio with a backheel, but Johnson pushed the Canadian international’s shot over the crossbar for one of TFC's three first-half corner kicks. Dylan Butler,, "Toronto FC upsets No. 1 NYCFC 2-1 in Eastern Conference semifinals," 23 Oct. 2019 Rapinoe lofted a perfect pass on a corner kick to Carli Lloyd, whose header tied the match. Melissa Murphy, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Megan Rapinoe enjoys whirlwind, focuses on soccer pay fight," 18 Oct. 2019 Westfield scored on a corner kick in the 19th minute, shortly after a header by Spring Woods' Uriel Rocha was stopped by a diving save. Jack Marrion, Houston Chronicle, "Spring Woods stuns Westfield with late goals," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of corner kick

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of corner kick was in 1882

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10 Jan 2020

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“Corner kick.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of corner kick

soccer : a free kick from the corner of the field near the opponent's goal

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