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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
kickoff \kickoff\ n. (Football)
1. A kick from the center of the field to start a football
game or to resume it after a score.
2. the time at which an event or activity begins.
Syn: beginning, commencement, first, outset, start, starting
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a
football game or to resume it after a score
2: the time at which something is supposed to begin; "they got
an early start"; "she knew from the get-go that he was the
man for her" [syn: beginning, commencement, first,
outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time,
showtime, offset] [ant: end, ending, middle]
3: a start given to contestants; "I was there with my parents at
the kickoff" [syn: kickoff, send-off, start-off]
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