or goal post

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Origin of goalpost

First recorded in 1855–60
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Related Words for goalpost

goal, crossbar, goalpost

British Dictionary definitions for goalpost


  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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