What is a place kick?

What is a place kick? Here are some definitions.

Noun
  1. (soccer, rugby) A kick in which the ball is placed, at rest, on the ground or on a small tee
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Dureau put the hosts ahead on 48 minute from a place kick but the Bulls levelled 10 minutes later when Ah Van converted a penalty.
The place kick is an important skill in rugby union as it can contribute to the team's score through a penalty kick at goal and through converting a try.
The place kick may seem easier to block because it originates two inches off the ground.
Masters, the fullback, dropped to the rear in position for a place kick.
The drop kick was supplanted by the place kick, which cannot be attempted out of a formation generally used as a running or passing set.
A place kick, a free kick, or a penalty kick must not be taken until the referee has given a signal for the same.

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