extra point

noun

Definition of extra point

: a point gained on a conversion in football

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The fastest driver in the qualifying group stages will also be awarded an extra point. Ben Church, CNN, "Formula E: Mercedes-Benz and Porsche to join new championship," 15 June 2019 Before Danny's sophomore year, a teammate had an idea to get him on the field: Danny could get out of his wheelchair, kneel down, and be the player who holds the ball for the team's kicker during extra points and field goals. CBS News, "A wheelchair doesn't keep this athlete from the football field," 4 Feb. 2018 Kicker Steven Gostowski bonged the extra point off an upright, but nailed the 33-yard field goal to bring the deficit down to 16, 28-12. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "The long Super Bowl history of the New England Patriots | Miami Herald," 28 Jan. 2018 As far as place-kicking, senior Yoon is a reliable 42 of 52 in his career for field goal attempts and didn’t miss any extra points last season. Laken Litman, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: Projecting Notre Dame football's 2018 depth chart," 29 June 2018 Parkey nailed them four times while missing two field goals and two extra points in a victory over Detroit at Soldier Field. Andrew Seligman, The Seattle Times, "Bears come to grips with cruel end to breakthrough season," 7 Jan. 2019 Jack Lambert sticks up for kicker: Steelers K Roy Gerela had a rough Super Bowl X, missing two field goals and an extra point. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, "The 51 greatest Super Bowl moments of all time," 26 Jan. 2018 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

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circa 1949, in the meaning defined above

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extra point

noun

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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