game point


Definition of game point

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

Examples of game point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Montreal forward Nick Suzuki has a three-game point streak. Mike Brehm, USA TODAY, 8 July 2021 The 24-year-old left winger went on a six-game point streak, a four-game multi-point game streak and a five-game goal streak – all franchise firsts for a rookie. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, 30 June 2021 LW Kevin Fiala has three goals and three assists during a four-game point streak. Star Tribune, 27 Apr. 2021 Kaprizov is on a five-game point streak, with five goals and three assists in that span. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, 7 May 2021 Players to watch: Wild LW Kevin Fiala is on a six-game point streak, which is tied for the longest this season on the Wild. Star Tribune, 6 Apr. 2021 In February, Hartman went on a career-high four-game point streak. Sarah Mclellan, Star Tribune, 22 Apr. 2021 Later up 22-20 in the set, two points from Drew Maune put Elder at game point and an attack error gave the Panthers the 25-20 win in the first set. Alex Harrison, The Enquirer, 1 Apr. 2021 Clark’s 35-point performance against Kentucky to get the Hawkeyes to their second consecutive round of 16 tied her with Texas A&M’s Jordan Nixon for the highest single-game point total in the tournament. New York Times, 26 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of game point

1903, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jul 2021

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“Game point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of game point

sports : a situation in tennis or another game in which the player who wins the next point will win the game also : the point itself


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