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field goal

noun

Simple Definition of field goal

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of field goal

  1. 1 :  a score of three points in football made by drop-kicking or place-kicking the ball over the crossbar from ordinary play

  2. 2 :  a goal in basketball made while the ball is in play


FIELD GOAL Defined for Kids

field goal

noun

Definition of field goal for Students

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




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