quick kick

noun

Definition of quick kick

: a punt in football especially on first, second, or third down made from a running or passing formation and designed to take the opposing team by surprise

Examples of quick kick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Ball State quarterback pulled off a quick kick Wednesday night against Miami (Ohio), with the Cardinals downing the ball at the 2. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 5 Nov. 2020 Taking possession in its own territory for the first time of game – its own 41 following a quick kick punt from Solon quarterback Pat McQuaide – the Wildcats went to work quickly. cleveland, 9 Oct. 2020 For those who want to keep their look casual, but still feel prepared to take on the world, try APC’s canvas bag or Prada’s black and red nylon tote for a quick kick of ’90s cool. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 27 July 2019 For those who want to keep their look casual, but still feel prepared to take on the world, try Caraa’s Cumulus bag made from waterproof nylon or Prada’s hot pink nylon tote for a quick kick of ’90s cool. Madeline Fass, Vogue, 21 Aug. 2018 To perform a successful drop kick with an oblong ball requires a precise drop and quick kick, as Flutie showed. Chris Chase, For The Win, 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of quick kick

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Quick kick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quick%20kick. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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