field goal


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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

field′ goal`


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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Junaid Manzoor netted a field goal in the 31st minute.
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But he was just 5-of-7 last season, and Nebraska coach Bill Callahan was criticized after the Cotton Bowl for not letting Congdon attempt a 47-yard field goal with the Huskers trailing Auburn 17-14 with 1:45 remaining.
Another major difference between first and second half proven scenarios is that, usually, a field goal isn't as disastrous should it occur just before halftime.
ADAM VINATIERI'S game-winning field goal two years ago (left) earned him a place in Super Bowl folklore.
STAN JAMES have gone kicker crazy with their Conference Championship specials, pricing up markets on which team will boot the most points and what each kicker's longest successful field goal will be, writes Phil Agius.
College Football Field Goals and Extra Points ($380,000) - Allstate is donating $1,000 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund for every successful field goal made by participating schools at their home and away games throughout the 2005 college football season.
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He capped the season with a career-best 43-yard field goal in the Rose Bowl against Texas before setting a new record in the season-opener against Arkansas this year.