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:
1890–95

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field goal
 
n
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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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.
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