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field goal

n.
1. Football A score worth three points made on an ordinary down by place-kicking or drop-kicking the ball over the crossbar and between the goal posts.
2. Basketball A score made by throwing the ball through the basket in regulation play, worth two points or, if attempted from beyond a specified distance, three points.

field goal

n
1. (Basketball) basketball a goal scored while the ball is in normal play rather than from a free throw
2. (American Football) American football a score of three points made by kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts above the crossbar

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n.
1. a three-point goal made by place-kicking a football between the opponent's goalposts above the crossbar.
2. a goal in basketball made while the ball is in play.
[1890–95]

field goal

1. Score (three points) made by place-kicking or dropkicking the ball over the crossbar during ordinary play.
2. A successful shot by any offensive player from anywhere on the floor during normal play. Counts three points if taken from behind a 3-point line, otherwise two points.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.field goal - a score in American footballfield goal - a score in American football; a score made by kicking the ball between the opponents' goal posts
score - the act of scoring in a game or sport; "the winning score came with less than a minute left to play"
American football, American football game - a game played by two teams of 11 players on a rectangular field 100 yards long; teams try to get possession of the ball and advance it across the opponents goal line in a series of (running or passing) plays
2.field goal - a score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the hoopfield goal - a score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the hoop
score - the act of scoring in a game or sport; "the winning score came with less than a minute left to play"
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Mateen struck three field goals in the 2nd, 20th and 21st minutes respectively.
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Vinatieri, by the way, made 19 winning field goals for the Patriots, including two in Super Bowl victories.
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During his season with the Admirals in what was then the World League, Vinatieri kicked nine out of 10 field goals and all four conversions for a total of 31 points.
Ammad Butt and Imran Khan netted field goals in the 18th and 25th minutes.
Danelo enjoyed a stellar career at USC, making 26 of 28 field goals, including a streak of 15 consecutive, and 127 of 134 extra points.
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Pearce kicked four field goals and the Kingsmen (2-0) overcame a 16-6 halftime deficit to win for the 15th time in 16 outings.