Definition of goalpost
: one of usually two vertical posts that with or without a crossbar constitute the goal in various games
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From David Forrest of The Guardian: The political message hidden on the goalposts at the 1978 World Cup •
Pro sports leagues being tough to pin down, MLS moving the goalposts again in the near future would be as shrug-inducing as a pro soccer player returning to the fray minutes after writhing on the pitch.
The Reese's Senior Bowl got the ball rolling with a donation of $14,600 to assist the Palmer-Williams Group's Prichard Cowboys, a donation that will go toward fencing, goalposts and the other things needed for a place to play.
Rinne chopped his stick against a goalpost not once, but twice after giving up a fifth and final goal a year ago when Nashville was ousted from the playoffs.
Mwendapole converted an assist by Knox to finalize the scoring in the 49th minute, driving a blast from left of frame that kissed off the right goalpost and into the net.
But Mattias Ekholm sprinted back and dived to knock the goalpost off its moorings, barely in time.
The goalposts, rigged up to the ceiling this week, are lowered to regulation height.
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First Known Use of goalpost
GOALPOST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of goalpost for English Language Learners
: one of two upright posts that form part of the goal in various games (such as soccer, hockey, and football)
GOALPOST Defined for Kids
Definition of goalpost for Students
: one of two upright posts often with a crossbar that serve as the goal in various games
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