dropkick

1 of 2

noun

drop·​kick ˈdräp-ˌkik How to pronounce dropkick (audio)
: a kick made by dropping a ball to the ground and kicking it at the moment it starts to rebound

drop-kick

2 of 2

verb

drop-kicked; drop-kicking; drop-kicks

intransitive verb

: to make a dropkick

transitive verb

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

Examples of dropkick in a Sentence

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Verb
To Roam’s credit, the exterior fared surprisingly well during our drop-kick tests; the most visible pockmarks were a result of the wrench whacking. Ashlea Halpern, wsj.com, 21 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun

1857, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1882, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of dropkick was in 1857

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“Dropkick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dropkick. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

dropkick

noun
drop·​kick ˈdräp-ˈkik How to pronounce dropkick (audio)
: a kick made by dropping a ball to the ground and kicking it as it bounces
drop-kick verb
drop-kicker noun
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