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

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The Falcons had a game point at 24-22 following a kill by Phagoo. Nathan Cambridge,, "Crescenta Valley boys' volleyball wins wild one in five over Long Beach Poly," 6 May 2018 After falling in the series opener, all three players stepped up their games, with Point scoring three goals and eight points in the four games that followed, while Miller carried a four-game point streak (2G, 2A) into the second round. Michael Blinn,, "Stanley Cup Playoff Roundup: Vegas Continues Historic Run; Bolts Eliminate Bruins," 6 May 2018 Dallas forward Alexander Radulov is on a career-high-tying nine-game point streak. Curtis Zupke,, "Kings' Jonathan Quick put on injured reserve, but he's progressing and should return soon," 30 Jan. 2018 Who knows, maybe the expansion of in-game points of interest will also reduce some of the motivation for players who use GPS-spoofing cheat programs to access more lucrative play locations. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Niantic rolls out suggestion system for new Pokémon Go locations," 13 Sep. 2018 The Bolts are seeing impressive returns from their trade deadline acquisitions as defenseman Ryan McDonagh made several key plays and forward J.T. Miller carries a four-game point streak into the third round. Michael Blinn,, "Stanley Cup Playoff Roundup: Capitals Advance to East Final, Predators Force Game 7," 7 May 2018 For the second-straight year, the Mustangs were second in district play and went to the regional quarterfinals. 2 for 2 on game point? Brian Gosset, star-telegram, "Local volleyball standout commits to Big Ten program," 23 May 2018 Finished season on a seven-game point streak (seven goals, three assists). Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Red Wings 2017 NHL draft: Michael Rasmussen looks promising," 16 June 2018 Mikael Granlund added his 15th on the power play and Jonas Brodin had his fifth for the Wild, whose season-best six-game points streak ended. USA TODAY, "NHL Capsules," 25 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of game point

1903, in the meaning defined above

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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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