goal kick


Definition of goal kick

: 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 Lazaro was almost responsible for the game's opening goal, but his excellent cross was unfortunately ruled out as the ball had already crossed the line for a goal kick. SI.com, "Bologna 1-2 Inter: Report, Ratings & Reaction as I Nerazzurri Snatch Late Victory," 2 Nov. 2019 The Poland international suffered the injury in the late September fixture against Bournemouth, breaking down after taking a routine goal kick, and was initially expect to be sidelined for three months. SI.com, "West Ham Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski to Return in 2020 After Surgery on Torn Hip Muscle," 13 Oct. 2019 Here is what’s really disappointing: Those same supporters’ adoption of the homophobic slur Mexican fans shout out in unison on goal kicks. Tod Leonard, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Tour of San Diego: 1904 FC, playing in cavernous stadium, is decent on pitch, troubled off it," 4 Oct. 2019 From there, everyone can go deep as his goal kicks are like cannon shots across midfield. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "Wyoming defense puts up zeroes for passionate, purposeful coach Adam Jones," 2 Oct. 2019 With two minutes left in the game, Ava Swartz intercepted a goal kick, evaded the goalie and scored to avoid the shutout. Tim Schwartz, baltimoresun.com, "Howard varsity roundup (Sept. 24): Reservoir boys soccer beats Centennial in overtime," 25 Sep. 2019 In the Warriors’ first five games, junior defender Ko Vandeneijkhoff was the team’s primarily option on goal kicks. Jon J. Kerr, chicagotribune.com, "Boys soccer notes: Oliver Akintade lifts Lake Forest past Deerfield," 7 Sep. 2019 In turn, the official says Tim Howard had some goal kicks that wasted more time than Turner. Jake Shapiro, The Denver Post, "The Colorado Rapids were delayed 222 minutes: 5 things we learned from a wet loss to New England," 5 July 2019 Petrescu awarded a goal kick, but was called to the video monitor near the halfway line and changed the call. Frank Dell’apa, BostonGlobe.com, "Revolution end up on short end against NYC FC," 8 Sep. 2019

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'goal kick.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of goal kick

1881, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about goal kick

Time Traveler for goal kick

Time Traveler

The first known use of goal kick was in 1881

See more words from the same year

Statistics for goal kick

Last Updated

28 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Goal kick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goal%20kick. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on goal kick

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with goal kick

Comments on goal kick

What made you want to look up goal kick? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!