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field goal

noun

American football : a score of three points made by kicking the ball between the goalposts

Full Definition of FIELD GOAL

1
:  a score of three points in football made by drop-kicking or place-kicking the ball over the crossbar from ordinary play
2
:  a goal in basketball made while the ball is in play

Examples of FIELD GOAL

  1. He kicked a 20-yard field goal.

First Known Use of FIELD GOAL

1902
FIELD GOAL Defined for Kids

field goal

noun

Definition of FIELD GOAL for Kids

:  a score in football made by kicking the ball between the goalposts

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