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 However, King/Drew was able to use the wind to play as equals to the higher-seeded hosts in the second half and broke through with a score in front of the goalmouth in the 67th minute by Hephzibah Okafor. Ramon Scott, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Mar. 2022 With Marcinkowski well outside of the goalmouth, Asprilla took the rebound and launched the ball over the goalkeeper's head and in for an incredible goal. Jim Reineking, USA TODAY, 29 Oct. 2021 Rogie Vachon, in one wild goalmouth scramble in the Bruins’ net, finally was able to get back upright on skates just when the puck zipped by him for a goal. BostonGlobe.com, 5 June 2021 Benn’s shot clanked off Driedger and then a Florida skate before sliding towards the goalmouth, but Driedger keep the puck out with the hook of his goal stick. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, 13 Apr. 2021 Left back Jorge Villafana curled a dangerous ball into the box, and Ebobisse rose above everyone to drive it toward the goalmouth. oregonlive, 19 Sep. 2020 John Klingberg yanked a shot on the power play, missing the inviting goalmouth. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, 15 Aug. 2020 The goal came off a pass from Jason Robertson towards the goalmouth that Mattias Janmark backhanded to Seguin on the backdoor. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, 14 Feb. 2020 Trevor Zegras’s goal off a goalmouth scramble with 1.2 seconds remaining forced overtime. Andrew Mahoney, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of goalmouth

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Goalmouth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goalmouth. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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