mis·​kick ˌmis-ˈkik How to pronounce miskick (audio)
miskicked; miskicking

transitive + intransitive

: 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 noun
plural miskicks
We got off to a slow start and had a lot of miskicks and missed shots. Kory Pinard

Word History

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of miskick was in 1891

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Cite this Entry

“Miskick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miskick. Accessed 1 Feb. 2023.

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