Kickoff



[kik-awf, -of] /ˈkɪkˌɔf, -ˌɒf/

noun
1.
Football. a place kick or a drop kick from the 40-yard line of the team kicking at the beginning of the first and third periods or after the team kicking has scored a touchdown or field goal.
2.
Soccer. a kick that puts a stationary ball into play from the center line of the field at the start of a quarter or after a goal has been scored.
3.
the initial stage of something; start; beginning:
the campaign kickoff.

modifier

: kickoff dinner/ kickoff speech

noun

The beginning; inauguration: He planned the kickoff of his campaign for Texas (1875+)

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