- 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.
Origin of goose egg
Examples from the Web for goose egg
The patriots were routed, scoring a goose-egg and losing Philadelphia.
It was swollen shut, puffed out to the size of a goose-egg, and blue as indigo.The Young Forester
On good rich soil, the average size may be that of a goose-egg, which it resembles in form.Soil Culture
J. H. Walden
The next man was neatly struck out, and a goose-egg went up in St. Louis's frame.Baseball Joe in the Big League
"Goose-egg" on one side matched "goose-egg" on the other until the end of the fifth inning, when the engineer knocked a home-run.A Knight of the Cumberland
John Fox Jr.
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]