dropkick

noun
drop·​kick | \-ˌkik \

Definition of dropkick 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a kick made by dropping a ball to the ground and kicking it at the moment it starts to rebound

drop-kick

verb
\-ˌkik \

Definition of drop-kick (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to make a dropkick

transitive verb

: to kick by means of a dropkick drop-kick a ball drop-kick a field goal

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Verb

dropkicker noun

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From Omega’s entrance to his precise basement dropkicks to the One-Winged Angel to his overall presence, Omega embodies the fighting spirit of a pro wrestler in a time where others only play that same role on television. Justin Barrasso, SI.com, "The Week in Wrestling: Kenny Omega Finally Reaches NJPW’s Pinnacle With Win Over Okada," 13 June 2018 Steamboat was in control for most of the first third of the match until missing a dropkick. Gene Guillot, NOLA.com, "Best New Orleans wrestling matches: Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair (1989) was winging it," 27 Mar. 2018 Sunday’s scrum at Camping World Stadium was a little bit like WrestleMania, without the dropkicks and scripted melodrama. George Diaz, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Pro Bowl, NFL bring substance to Central Florida despite competitive snooze," 28 Jan. 2018 As Wyatt approached, Balor popped up, went for the Slingblade and a dropkick and then climbed the top rope for the Coup De Grace for the pin. Josh Barnett, USA TODAY, "WWE SummerSlam: 5 titles change hands, but Brock Lesnar retains WWE Universal championship," 20 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of dropkick

Noun

1857, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1882, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of dropkick was in 1857

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dropkick

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dropkick

: a kick that is made by dropping a ball to the ground and kicking it as it begins to bounce back up

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