free kick

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free kick (plural free kicks)

  1. (American football, soccer, Australian rules football, rugby, other ballgames) a kick in which a player may kick the ball without interference from the opposition. Such a kick may be awarded for a foul by the opposition, or earned by a player such as by taking a mark.
    a free-kick specialist
  2. (Gaelic football) The usual means of restarting play after a foul is committed, where the non-offending team restarts from where the foul was committed.

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