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Definition of "kickoff" []

  • Football A place kick in football that starts play at the beginning of a half or after a team has scored. (noun)
  • Sports A kick of a stationary ball from the middle of the field in soccer that starts play at the beginning of a half or after a goal has been scored. (noun)
  • Sports A similar kick in Rugby. (noun)
  • Informal A beginning: the kickoff of a charity campaign. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "kickoff" in a sentence
  • "Holliday also led the Tigers in kickoff returns (22 for a 22.4 average), but junior CB Ron Brooks (13-19. 4) is back."
  • "Also, kickoff is set for 3: 30 and the game will be broadcast on ESPNU."
  • "Remember kickoff is scheduled for noon and the game will be broadcast by the ACC Network (formerly Raycom)."