goal kick

noun

: a free kick in soccer awarded to a defensive player when the ball is driven out of bounds over the end line by an opposing player

Examples of goal kick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Observations from Saturday’s game: ▪ Defining moment: Polster appeared to look up in losing of possession of Edwards slow-rolling goal kick, and that turned out to lead to the sequence producing the goal. Frank Dell'apa, BostonGlobe.com, 26 Aug. 2023 That factored into the result more than the chilly conditions, although the wind did beat down some goal kicks, forcing keepers to keep the ball low. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 27 July 2023 In the 21st minute, Portugal turned a goal kick from Vietnam into a chance, taking possession and moving downfield. John Pye, BostonGlobe.com, 27 July 2023 That means the game will be restarted from an FCD goal kick with the same players on the field as when the original game was suspended. Abraham Nudelstejer, Dallas News, 6 June 2023 But the team was off target with passes and seldom attempted to play out of the back, goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic launching long clearances and goal kicks. Frank Dell'apa, BostonGlobe.com, 31 May 2023 The final whistle was blown on the ensuing goal kick. Alex Chenevey, The Arizona Republic, 16 Apr. 2023 There is debate over whether the chant, believed to date to a Mexican club match in 2007 and used when the opposing keeper executes a goal kick, is derogatory since the offending word can have many meanings in Spanish, one of which is a slur used to demean gay men. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 3 July 2021 Pelé played the role of a sports reporter named Nascimento who replaced the injured goalkeeper of a team named Independência Futebol Clube and scored the winning goal of a match with a goal kick. Mauricio Savarese, Fortune, 30 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of goal kick was in 1881

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“Goal kick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goal%20kick. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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