goal·​mouth | \ ˈgōl-ˌmau̇th How to pronounce goalmouth (audio) \

Definition of goalmouth

: the area directly in front of the goal (as in soccer or hockey)

Examples of goalmouth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Trevor Zegras’s goal off a goalmouth scramble with 1.2 seconds remaining forced overtime. Andrew Mahoney, BostonGlobe.com, "Northeastern scores Beanpot hat trick in 2 OTs," 10 Feb. 2020 The Spanish keeper then combined with his heroic defenders to prevent a last-gasp goalmouth scramble from breaking the deadlock, and the game finished as a pulsating draw. SI.com, "Real Madrid 0-0 Real Betis: Los Merengues Slip Up Again in La Liga Title Race," 3 Nov. 2019 That's when Patro, near the top of the circle, sent a hard entry pass toward the middle, and McComas, standing in a crowd of players near the goalmouth, took care of the rest. Rich Scherr, baltimoresun.com, "Garrison Forest tops Spalding, 1-0, to win IAAM A field hockey title; John Carroll, Friends claim crowns," 3 Nov. 2019 The ball was played back toward the American goal, and Arfield’s low cross went across the goalmouth. BostonGlobe.com, "After 34 years, Canada beats US soccer - The Boston Globe," 16 Oct. 2019 Later, Darren Mattocks was caught off guard and unable to get a touch on a loose ball that was deflected in his direction about three yards from the Whitecaps goalmouth. Pat Brennan, Cincinnati.com, "Vancouver Whitecaps steal a late win against FC Cincinnati," 4 Aug. 2019 There was now a cow under the crossbar, nibbling at the grass edging the rutted bald spot of the goalmouth. Colin Barrett, Harper's magazine, "The Alps," 22 July 2019 On the floodlit pitch a pheasant groomed itself beneath the sagging diagonals of the goalmouth netting. Colin Barrett, Harper's magazine, "The Alps," 22 July 2019 When Schuler first started, in-game snow removal involved shoveling at the goalmouth and in front of the benches; now, the crew clears the entire sheet. Julia Stumbaugh, azcentral, "Arizona Coyotes arena technician's cool job: maintaining ice in the desert," 10 July 2019

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First Known Use of goalmouth

1871, in the meaning defined above

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15 Feb 2020

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“Goalmouth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goalmouth. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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