goalmouth

[ gohl-mouth ]
/ ˈgoʊlˌmaʊθ /

noun, plural goal·mouths [gohl-mouth z, mouths] /ˈgoʊlˌmaʊðz, ˌmaʊθs/.

the area between the goalposts directly in front of the goal in certain games, as soccer, lacrosse, and hockey.

Origin of goalmouth

First recorded in 1880–85; goal + mouth
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British Dictionary definitions for goalmouth

goalmouth

/ (ˈɡəʊlˌmaʊθ) /

noun

sport the area in front of the goal
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