Definition of kickoff
1 : a kick that puts the ball into play in a football or soccer game the opening kickoff
2 : the start of something : commencement the campaign kickoff
Examples of kickoff in a Sentence
At his campaign kickoff, the senator gave a passionate speech about combating poverty.
His speech marked the kickoff of his campaign.
First Known Use of kickoff
KICKOFF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of kickoff for English Language Learners
: a kick that starts play in a game (such as American football or soccer)
: the start of something
KICKOFF Defined for Kids
Definition of kickoff for Students
: a kick that puts the ball into play (as in football or soccer)
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