extra point

noun
|Updated on: 18 Jun 2018

Definition of extra point

: a point gained on a conversion in football

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circa 1949

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Definition of extra point for English Language Learners

  • 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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