extra point


Definition of extra point 

: a point gained on a conversion in football

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Strawn senior K-Lani Nava made history in December by successfully nailing 9 of 10 extra point attempts during the UIL football six-man state title game at AT&T Stadium. Brian Gosset, star-telegram, "Standout girls goalkeeper puts on the shoulder pads for upcoming football season," 5 June 2018 The offense can score touchdowns (six points), field goals (three points) and extra points (one point). Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "How to watch Kentucky football spring game: Game time, TV channel, streaming information," 13 Apr. 2018 Each preschool must attain three stars in order to qualify for four- or five-star designation, which comes from extra points, such as staff licensing and community partnerships. John Benson, cleveland.com, "Fairview Park leaders use State of the Community to tout city's growth," 19 Mar. 2018 The extra point failed, but the East was within a point at 7-6. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "Jordan Fann leads West over East at St. Elizabeth Healthcare East-West All-Star Football Game," 7 June 2018 Two points for following current trends, an extra point for copying Ariana Grande. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Beyoncé and Jay-Z Try Out Matching Accessories in Cannes," 3 July 2018 Lutz booted 31 field goals, which ranked as the 11th-most in the league, on 35 attempts and added 47 extra points. Herbie Teope, NOLA.com, "Wil Lutz, Thomas Morstead provide reliability for Saints' kicking game," 9 Feb. 2018 Oh yeah, and there are extra points for how many times residents Google questions about the American flag. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "Arizona is blah on patriotism, but it throws a decent party, WalletHub says," 2 July 2018 The Vikings were a 5.5-point favorite near kickoff and when Case Keenum knelt for the final extra point, bettors who took the Saints celebrated as New Orleans covered the spread. NOLA.com, "Heart attacks, happy gamblers and more national stories from the Saints' loss," 15 Jan. 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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