goalpost

noun goal·post \ ˈgōl-ˌpōst \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

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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First Known Use of goalpost

1842



GOALPOST Defined for English Language Learners

goalpost

noun

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

goalpost

noun goal·post \ ˈgōl-ˌpōst \

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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