goal post

goalpost

[gohl-pohst]
noun
a post supporting a crossbar and, with it, forming the goal on a playing field in certain sports, as football.
Also, goal post.


Origin:
1855–60

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goalpost (ˈɡəʊlˌpəʊst)
 
n
1.  either of two upright posts supporting the crossbar of a goal
2.  move the goalposts to change the aims of an activity to ensure the desired results

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