• WordNet 3.6
    • n kickoff (football) a kick from the center of the field to start a football game or to resume it after a score
    • n kickoff a start given to contestants "I was there with my parents at the kickoff"
    • n kickoff 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"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n kickoff The first kick in a game of foot-ball.
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In literature:

But it'll be a fight for blood from the first kickoff, and I don't look for a big score, whichever side wins.
"The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall" by Spencer Davenport

In news:

With the kickoff of the Bagg's Square Harvest Fest Friday evening, came also the start of a new and exciting development in downtown Utica called Project U.
After returning the second-half kickoff 77 yards, the Chiefs' Dante Hall loses the ball just as he's being run down by Kassim Osgood.
Babel departs from tradition with kickoff lecture by homegrown novelist with an international reputation.
Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — With 19 days until kickoff at Tiger Stadium, the Capital Area Transit System is launching Touchdown Express.
Oklahoma showed up for the 11 am kickoff.
Model horse, dog obedience, and pet shows kickoff events.
Return men are bringing too many kickoffs out of the end zone.
OXNARD, Calif – Lost in all the talk about his drive to win the placekicking job has been David Buehler's booming kickoffs.
Rub elbows with local celebs and win prizes at this holiday season kickoff.
Designed by Jim Winder the show begins Thanksgiving Night but the official kickoff is Saturday, Nov 24 at 7pm.
Here's a look at the big matchups and top storylines from around the nation as we near kickoff on another Saturday of college football.
A kickoff is planned Monday at Detroit pub the Old Shillelagh.
The first time the heat kicks on in my house or my car is my unofficial kickoff to fall.
An overwhelmingly positive mood, with repeated refrains of strong traffic, was mixed with questions about the forthcoming Consumer Day, during the Tuesday kickoff of BookExpo America.
In formal kickoff, Gekas offers to speak for ' voiceless '.