extra point


Definition of extra point

: a point gained on a conversion in football

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Just before halftime, Vinatieri lined up for a 25-yarder, a virtual extra point. Peter King, SI.com, "Appreciating Adam Vinatieri’s Career as He Approaches NFL History," 11 May 2018 Pair one with polished hair and statement earrings, and offset the structure of the jacket by throwing on a sweater over a silk dress—extra points for multiple, warming layers. Divya Bala, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to Nail Statement Style This Winter," 30 Nov. 2018 Gifts: While members across all three levels receive a birthday gift, VIB and Rouge members will be able to choose either a gift or 250 extra points. Melanie Rud Chadwick, Allure, "Exclusive: Sephora Is Upgrading Its Beloved Beauty Insider Program This Month," 9 Aug. 2018 At game end, extra points are awarded for completing full horizontal lines, full vertical lines, or for filling every tile of a single color on your wall—complicating the spatial scoring puzzle. Nate Anderson, Ars Technica, "Review: Azul, board game of the year?," 28 July 2018 The Refuge The Refuge gets extra points for being a double agent. azcentral, "Celebrate National Drink Wine day with 18 wine bars around Phoenix," 18 Feb. 2018 For extra points, borrow your copy from of your local public institution to get a whiff of what all the fuss is about. Vogue, "Need a New Read? Here Are the 4 Books We’re Loving Right Now," 15 Nov. 2018 Now time had expired, the score was 29-27, and Harvard was still entitled to try for two extra points. David M. Shribman, WSJ, "‘The Game’ Review: A Clash Upon a Darkling Plain," 27 Sep. 2018 For extra points, answer our pre-rose ceremony bonus round questions before the Bachelorette makes her initial picks. Alex Apatoff, PEOPLE.com, "Download this Bachelorette Bracket, Have Your Most Dramatic Season Ever," 25 May 2018

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circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of extra point was circa 1949

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English Language Learners Definition of extra point

American football : a point scored after a touchdown by kicking the ball between the goalposts or by carrying or throwing it a short distance into the end zone

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