miskick

verb mis·kick \ ˌmis-ˈkik \

Definition of miskick

miskicked; miskicking
transitive + intransitive
sports
: to kick in a faulty manner
  • … when the ball is knocked into the box seven minutes from time, he miskicks so violently that he falls over …
  • —Nick Hornby
: to kick wrongly
  • One minute later, Italy's Cristian Zaccardo tried to clear a United States free kick and miskicked the ball into the Italian goal.
  • —Jere Longman

miskick

play \ˈmis-ˌkik\ noun, plural miskicks
    • We got off to a slow start and had a lot of miskicks and missed shots.
    • —Kory Pinard

First Known Use of miskick

1891

in the meaning defined above

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