dropkick

noun
drop·​kick | \ ˈdräp-ˌkik How to pronounce dropkick (audio) \

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
\ ˈdräp-ˌkik How to pronounce drop-kick (audio) \
drop-kicked; drop-kicking; drop-kicks

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

Other Words from dropkick

Verb

dropkicker noun

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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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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