Simple Definition of field goal
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 in a sentence
He kicked a 20-yard field goal.
First Known Use of field goal
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FIELD GOAL Defined for Kids
Definition of field goal for Students
: a score in football made by kicking the ball between the goalposts
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