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noun

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.

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Origin of field goal

First recorded in 1890–95
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field goal

noun

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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