or goal post
- a post supporting a crossbar and, with it, forming the goal on a playing field in certain sports, as football.
Origin of goalpost
First recorded in 1855–60
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- either of two upright posts supporting the crossbar of a goal
- move the goalposts to change the aims of an activity to ensure the desired results