goalmouth

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goal·mouth

 (gōl′mouth′)
n.
The area directly in front of the goal, as in soccer or hockey.

goalmouth

(ˈɡəʊlˌmaʊθ)
n
(General Sporting Terms) sport the area in front of the goal

goal•mouth

(ˈgoʊlˌmaʊθ)

n., pl. -mouths (-ˌmaʊðz, ˌmaʊθs)
the area between the goalposts directly in front of the goal in certain games, as soccer, lacrosse, and hockey.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goalmouth - (sports) the area immediately in front of the goal
field hockey, hockey - a game resembling ice hockey that is played on an open field; two opposing teams use curved sticks try to drive a ball into the opponents' net
association football, soccer - a football game in which two teams of 11 players try to kick or head a ball into the opponents' goal
area - a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
Translations

goalmouth

[ˈgəʊlmaʊθ] Nportería f

goalmouth

[ˈgəʊlˈmaʊθ] n in the goalmouthproprio davanti ai pali
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Dalymount's surface has drawn criticism all season, not least because of the large amounts of sand in both goalmouths.
The ground staff have relaid parts of the goalmouths because they have become particularly worn.
They claim the tee will cut down on injuries to 'keepers, reduce wear and tear on goalmouths and even extend kickouts by up to 20 yards.
I do not think it was unreasonable asking players to work out away from the goalmouths, especially as no-one asked in the first place.
He tripped over a sign telling players not to practise in the goalmouths - and twisted an ankle.
Nuneaton Sunday Football League fixture secretary George Phipps said: "I received a letter from the council saying the Alec Wilson pitch was unplayable due to the lack of seeding, vandalism and people training on it during pre-season which damaged one of the goalmouths.
THE conditions were certainly difficult for both teams and by the end the game was a bit of a lottery due to the state of the goalmouths.
People were reporting that the goalmouths were in a right mess.