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goalpost

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noun goal·post \ˈgōl-ˌpōst\

Simple Definition of goalpost

  • : one of two upright posts that form part of the goal in various games (such as soccer, hockey, and football)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of goalpost

  1. :  one of usually two vertical posts that with or without a crossbar constitute the goal in various games

1857

First Known Use of goalpost

1857



GOALPOST Defined for Kids

goalpost

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noun goal·post \ˈgōl-ˌpōst\

Definition of goalpost for Students

  1. :  one of two upright posts often with a crossbar that serve as the goal in various games




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