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field goal

noun
1.
Football. a three-point goal made by place-kicking or drop-kicking the ball between the opponent's goalposts above the crossbar.
2.
Basketball. a goal made while the ball is in play.
Origin of field goal
1890-1895
1890-95
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  • But there was no danger of that in the first half, when Randall got another touchdown and goal, and ended up with a field goal.

    The Winning Touchdown Lester Chadwick
  • The principal scores in football are the "touchdown" and the "field goal."

    Outdoor Sports and Games Claude H. Miller
  • Then Pinkey Davenport dropped back for a trial for a field goal, and made it.

    A Quarter-Back's Pluck Lester Chadwick
  • Randall lost the pigskin on fumbles, and when Wescott got it again they kicked a field goal.

    A Quarter-Back's Pluck Lester Chadwick
  • Theyll get Pope out of the way, and therell be a field goal wanted, just as there was Wednesday, and Mulford will send me in!

    The Turner Twins Ralph Henry Barbour
British Dictionary definitions for field goal

field goal

noun
1.
(basketball) a goal scored while the ball is in normal play rather than from a free throw
2.
(American football) a score of three points made by kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts above the crossbar
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