game point


: a situation (as in tennis) in which one player will win the game by winning the next point
also : the point itself

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As for Zuccarello, the assist notched his fifth point during a three-game point streak. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, 17 Apr. 2021 After a basket from Semaj Christon, a 3-pointer and a lay-up from Kerem Kanter, Zip 'Em Up was staring at game point and called a timeout. Adam Baum, The Enquirer, 21 July 2022 Despite being deadlocked with less than five minutes to play in the game that followed, the Kings failed to follow through, instead giving up three late tallies (two were empty-netters) in a 5-2 loss that snapped their six-game point streak. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2022 Fs Nick Schmaltz and Clayton Keller enter Saturday on four-game point streaks and have combined for 22 points (8-14-22) in that run. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 11 Mar. 2022 In addition to Vegas, the Kings are being pursued by the longshot Vancouver Canucks (87), who are on an eight-game point streak and have five games left. Mike Brehm, USA TODAY, 21 Apr. 2022 Hintz has three goals in three games against the Coyotes this season, and is on a seven-game point streak against Arizona. José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 21 Feb. 2022 F Clayton Keller has a three-game point streak with four points in last three games. ... José M. Romero, The Arizona Republic, 24 Nov. 2021 James Reimer allowed two goals on 26 shots, and the Sharks had their four-game point streak snapped. Los Angeles Times, 18 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of game point was in 1903

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Cite this Entry

“Game point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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Last Updated: 18 Sep 2022

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