dropkick

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noun drop·kick \ -ˌkik \

Definition of dropkick

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

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First Known Use of dropkick

1857


drop-kick

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verb \ -ˌkik \

Definition of drop-kick

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

First Known Use of drop-kick

1882


DROPKICK Defined for English Language Learners

dropkick

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Definition of dropkick for English Language Learners

  • : 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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