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goalpost

or goal post

[ gohl-pohst ]
/ ˈgoʊlˌpoʊst /
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noun
a post supporting a crossbar and, with it, forming the goal on a playing field in certain sports, as football.
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Origin of goalpost

First recorded in 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for goalpost

goalpost
/ (ˈɡəʊlˌpəʊst) /

noun
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
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