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 Alcaraz then fired up an ace on game point to seize a 5-3 lead in the fifth. Adam Zagoria, Forbes, 16 July 2023 Morant is a leading player on the Grizzlies with a game point average of 27.1 points per game and six rebounds per game. Simrin Singh, CBS News, 4 Mar. 2023 McDavid became the first player in NHL history to have five 10-game point streaks in a season, breaking Wayne Gretzky’s record of four in 1986-87. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2023 Figure on one of U-M’s fab freshmen (perhaps Gavin Brindley, who’s riding a four-game point streak) to finally brush off Colgate’s Cinderella run. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 24 Mar. 2023 Miro Heiskanen entered with a 10-game streak while Seattle blueliner Vince Dunn had a 12-game point streak. Peter Warren, Dallas News, 21 Mar. 2023 The Kings have a 10-game point streak, even with leading scorer Kevin Fiala missing the past five games with a lower-body injury. Mike Brehm, USA TODAY, 20 Mar. 2023 The ongoing nine-game point streak (5-0-4) is the second-longest active streak in the league and the team’s longest since 2012. Jenna Ortiz, The Arizona Republic, 22 Feb. 2023 Kyrgios double-faulted on game point to trail 4-3. Beth Harris, ajc, 18 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of game point was in 1903

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Cite this Entry

“Game point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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