extra point


: a point gained on a conversion in football

Examples of extra point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With the directions and a chart for tracking usage printed on every bag, this sterilization system deserves extra points for convenience. Samson McDougall, Parents, 5 Mar. 2024 Which gets you extra points in the Quiz Bowl. Klimek: But in addition to her trivia credentials, Cynthia is now a professional historian and writer. Chris Klimek, Smithsonian Magazine, 22 Feb. 2024 Moody then missed his first extra point after 60 straight makes late in the first half. Josh Dubow, USA TODAY, 8 Jan. 2024 During his time with the Bills, Gogolak made 47 of his 75 field goals (63%) and converted 76 of 77 extra points. TIME, 8 Feb. 2024 Field goals and extra points are also quite common in NFL games. Jaylon Thompson, USA TODAY, 4 Feb. 2024 Therefore, travelers can purchase the extra points required for their next train ticket while there’s an ongoing bonus. Stella Shon, Travel + Leisure, 18 Feb. 2024 But the difference in the game is only a field goal after the Chiefs blocked the extra point. 11d ago / 6:45 PM PST Garrett Haake Special teams will be a huge part of the story if KC wins this... Jason Abbruzzese, NBC News, 12 Feb. 2024 Getting those extra points in the end of a tight dual is always helpful. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 26 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of extra point was circa 1949

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“Extra point.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/extra%20point. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

extra point

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