squib kick

noun

Definition of squib kick

: a kickoff in football in which the ball bounces along the ground

Examples of squib kick in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, a squib kick could have ended up out of bounds, downed immediately or returned 30 or 40 yards. Steve Silverman, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 The second-guessing began immediately after the Bills shunned a squib kick and kicked the ball out of the end zone. oregonlive, 25 Jan. 2022 Nothing would have been assured if the Bills had attempted a squib kick instead of blasting the ball through the endzone. Steve Silverman, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 Moen fielded the bounding squib kick from Stanford, six yards behind midfield. James Rainey, Los Angeles Times, 19 Nov. 2021 Senior Ty Harding, who finished with 91 rushing yards on just five carries, recovered a squib kick early in the second quarter, highlighting a 4:16 stretch in which BB&N scored 19 consecutive points. BostonGlobe.com, 17 Oct. 2021 East Boston started the second half with a squib kick that was recovered by the Red Devils, and Chelsea capitalized on favorable field position, driving into the red zone. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Oct. 2021 But Heath recovered a squib kick and was able to run out the clock. Greg Riddle, Dallas News, 26 Aug. 2021 Even a squib kick by the backup quarterback ended up being a recovery by the Pirates. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 12 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of squib kick

circa 1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Squib kick.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squib%20kick. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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