field goal


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.

Nearby words

  1. field emission,
  2. field event,
  3. field exercise,
  4. field glass,
  5. field glasses,
  6. field grade,
  7. field guidance,
  8. field guide,
  9. field gun,
  10. field hand

Origin of field goal

First recorded in 1890–95

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British Dictionary definitions for field goal

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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