goalpost

noun
goal·​post | \ ˈgōl-ˌpōst How to pronounce goalpost (audio) \

Definition of goalpost

: one of usually two vertical posts that with or without a crossbar constitute the goal in various games

Examples of goalpost in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Forty seconds later, Martin Necas fired a shot that got past Shesterkin but hit off a goalpost to keep Carolina off the scoreboard. Vin A. Cherwoo, Hartford Courant, 25 May 2022 Ericksen came close to scoring a second time, according to CNN, but hit the goalpost. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, 28 Mar. 2022 The 1-0 lead didn’t last long as CC’s Parker Jamieson answered at 6:07 of the same period with a backhanded rebound after defenseman Nick Condon’s shot from the left point caromed off the goalpost. Brad Emons, Detroit Free Press, 13 Mar. 2022 For the second round, the Stoltmans take Matt and Ben outside for their version of the sandbag throw, which involves hurling a beer keg up over their heads, with the goal of clearing the crossbar of a rugby goalpost. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 6 Feb. 2022 He's continued to move the goalpost; he's never negotiated in good faith and is obstructing the president's agenda, 85% is still left on the table. Allison Pecorin, ABC News, 19 Dec. 2021 There was an 8-yard sack in the third quarter that led to Jason Sanders’ 52-yard field goal doinking off the goalpost. Dave Hyde, sun-sentinel.com, 2 Jan. 2022 On third down early in the first quarter, quarterback Kaleb Eleby had managed meager yardage to get the Broncos out from the shadow of their own goalpost. Andrew Hammond, USA TODAY, 27 Dec. 2021 On third down early in the first quarter, quarterback Kaleb Eleby had managed meager yardage to get the Broncos out from the shadow of their own goalpost. Andrew Hammond, Detroit Free Press, 27 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of goalpost

1842, in the meaning defined above

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27 May 2022

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“Goalpost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goalpost. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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goalpost

noun
goal·​post | \ ˈgōl-ˌpōst How to pronounce goalpost (audio) \

Kids Definition of goalpost

: one of two upright posts often with a crossbar that serve as the goal in various games

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