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Field goal   /fild goʊl/   Listen
Field goal

noun
1.
A score in American football; a score made by kicking the ball between the opponents' goal posts.
2.
A score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the hoop.  Synonym: basket.






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"Field goal" Quotes from Famous Books



... all right, and is calling to Substitute Buster that it's up to him to try for a field goal," commented the coach, smiling. "Yes; notice, however, that Lanky makes no effort to hold the ball for the kick, but has set it there on the ground," continued Frank, who knew the joking propensities of his chum so well that ...
— The Boys of Columbia High on the Gridiron • Graham B. Forbes

... of large frame and fleet of foot. He was especially clever in handling and passing the ball, which in those days was more of an art than at present. It was not unusual for the ball to be passed from player to player after a scrimmage until a touchdown or a field goal was made. ...
— Football Days - Memories of the Game and of the Men behind the Ball • William H. Edwards



Words linked to "Field goal" :   American football game, American football, score, basket



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