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field goal

Football. a three-point goal made by place-kicking or drop-kicking the ball between the opponent's goalposts above the crossbar.
Basketball. a goal made while the ball is in play.
Origin of field goal
1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for field goal
  • Butler is perfect so far this season on all six field goal attempts and eight extra points.
  • Not a first down, not field position, not a field goal try.
  • After a field goal, the opponent of the scoring team shall designate which team will kick off.
  • Defensive teams must take a knee during all field goal attempts and make no attempt to block the kick.
British Dictionary definitions for field goal

field goal

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