goal mouth

goalmouth

[gohl-mouth]
noun, plural goalmouths [gohl-mouthz, mouths] .
the area between the goalposts directly in front of the goal in certain games, as soccer, lacrosse, and hockey.

Origin:
1880–85; goal + mouth

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goalmouth (ˈɡəʊlˌmaʊθ)
 
n
sport the area in front of the goal

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