the numeral zero, often used to indicate the failure of a team to score in a game or unit of a game: a pitchers' duel, with nothing but goose eggs on the scoreboard.
a lump raised by a blow, especially on the head.
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How to use goose egg in a sentence
Then, the big goose egg that the administration is going to get from Iran will more obviously be a zip.Putin Poised to Retaliate Against Obama by Trashing Iran Deal | Josh Rogin | July 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Thus continued a goose chase that produced, well, a goose egg.
It was a pretty double play and retired the Stars with a goose egg.Baseball Joe of the Silver Stars | Lester Chadwick
If we can get one run, and hold them down to a goose egg it will do.Baseball Joe of the Silver Stars | Lester Chadwick
And as a goose egg was put up for Brill on the score board the opponents cheered as wildly as ever.The Rover Boys on a Tour | Arthur M. Winfield
The one to whom is awarded the goose egg is the next to roll the ball from the dead line in the endeavor to get it into a hole.School, Church, and Home Games | George O. Draper
Then Murmur Goose-Egg went into the smithy, and had the smith make an iron ax of five hundred-weights.The Norwegian Fairy Book | Clara Stroebe
Other Idioms and Phrases with goose egg
Zero, nothing, especially a score of zero. For example, Our team did badly, earning goose egg, or My income from writing this year was goose egg. This expression is an Americanization of the earlier British duck's egg. [Mid-1800s]
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