In football, the kick-off is the time at which a particular game starts.
The kick-off is at 1.30.
In American football, a kickoff is the kick that begins a play, for example at the beginning of a half or after a touchdown or field goal.
The kick-off of an event or activity is its beginning.
People stood waiting for the kick-off of the parade.
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;
3. a start given to contestants;
Taking stroll before kickoff, we met many cadets neatly pressed uniforms.
Sergio Almiron is eager to kickoff his Juventus career.
They used a power play to return the kickoff.
It'started raining right after the kickoff of the soccer game.
They are lining up in position for the kickoff.