field goal

noun

Definition of field goal

  1. 1 :  a score of three points in football made by drop-kicking or placekicking the ball over the crossbar from ordinary play

  2. 2 :  a goal in basketball made while the ball is in play

Examples of field goal in a sentence

  1. He kicked a 20-yard field goal.

1883

First Known Use of field goal

1883


FIELD GOAL Defined for English Language Learners

field goal

noun

Definition of field goal for English Language Learners

  • American football : a score of three points made by kicking the ball between the goalposts


FIELD GOAL Defined for Kids

field goal

noun

Definition of field goal for Students

  1. :  a score in football made by kicking the ball between the goalposts


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