extra point


Definition of extra point

: a point gained on a conversion in football

Examples of extra point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some obvious — on two occasions, the Barons had only nine players on the field when Eastlake kicked an extra point. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Eastlake overwhelms Bonita Vista in blowout victory," 26 Mar. 2021 But Matt Prater's extra point attempt hit the right upright. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions game score vs. Chicago Bears: Live updates and analysis," 6 Dec. 2020 Stanford’s special teams came up big against the Bears, with Thomas Booker blocking the extra point attempt by Cal’s Dario Longhetto with less than a minute to play to seal the Cardinal win. oregonlive, "Pac-12 football power rankings: Oregon Ducks fall and Oregon State Beavers surge up," 1 Dec. 2020 The Vikings led 6-0 early on but Bailey missed the extra point attempt, then pushed another short attempt wide right on a short field goal. Jeff Nowak, NOLA.com, "What happened in Week 14: Falcons 1st NFC team eliminated; Saints with work left for title," 14 Dec. 2020 He got flagged for a personal foul that moved back the extra point attempt, and the try failed. Charles Hollis, al, "Kiffin vs. Leach: An Egg Bowl worth watching (don’t forget the dog thing)," 28 Nov. 2020 Hunter has only missed one extra point attempt for the Barons, who are off to a 3-1 start. David Hinojosa, ExpressNews.com, "Saint Mary’s Hall kicker Hunter Hoelscher proves she’s no joke," 5 Nov. 2020 Rams kicker Samuel Sloman’s extra point attempt after Goff’s 10-yard TD pass to Robert Woods in the second quarter was blocked by Dion Jordan. Josh Dubow, orlandosentinel.com, "Jimmy Garoppolo throws 3 TD passes, 49ers beat Rams 24-16," 19 Oct. 2020 Rams kicker Samuel Sloman's extra point attempt after Goff's 10-yard TD pass to Robert Woods in the second quarter was blocked by Dion Jordan. Josh Dubow, Star Tribune, "Jimmy Garoppolo throws 3 TD passes, 49ers beat Rams 24-16," 18 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of extra point

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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3 Apr 2021

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“Extra point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extra%20point. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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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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