a kick in which the ball is held nearly upright on the ground either by means of a tee or by a teammate, as in a kickoff, an attempt at a field goal, etc. Cf. drop kick, punt 1 (def. 1).
Pronunciation: (plās'kik"), [key] Football.
1. to make (a field goal or point after touchdown) by a place kick.
2. to kick (the ball) as held for a place kick.
to make a place kick. Also,place'kick".
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