free kick

noun
Updated on: 16 Apr 2018

Definition of free kick

: a kick (as in football, soccer, or rugby) with which an opponent may not interfere; especially : such a kick in any direction awarded because of an infraction of the rules by an opponent

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First Known Use of free kick

1862

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FREE KICK Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of free kick for English Language Learners

  • soccer : a kick that is made without being stopped or slowed by an opponent and that is allowed because of a foul by an opponent


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