pooch punt n. in American football, a kick made just short of the opposing goal; a kick made for purposes of strategy rather than for scoring a field goal. Also as v., to pooch-punt, to pooch-kick, or to pooch (a ball). Also pooch kick, n. Editorial Note: A pooch punt is often defined as being inside the 20-yard line. It can be used to place a ball so the kicking team can attempt to retrieve it, to place it so that the receiving team is forced to play the ball rather than down it, or to put it far from a skilled receiver. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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