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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Chicago released kicker Cody Parkey after he missed a field goal off the left upright and crossbar in the closing seconds of a 16-15 wild-card loss to Philadelphia at home in January, and has struggled to find a replacement.
New signing Eleanor Chege put Telkom, who are chasing an unprecedented 20th successive title, ahead right before the end of the first quarter from another sizzling field goal. The victory propelled Telkom to the top of the seven-team league standings with seven points and Omaido is quite ecstatic about it.
Diamond Paints/Guard Group started the match with a field goal by Mir Shoaib to take 1-0 lead, which was soon equalized at by Raja Temur, who converted a 40-yard penalty to finish the first chukker at 1-1.
Justin Tucker's third field goal, a 56-yarder, boosted Baltimore's lead to 16-10 but the Chargers were driving for a go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter only to be undone by Baltimore's defenders, who have allowed the fewest yards and points in the NFL this season.
The first goal of the match came from Newage when Mir Shoaib fired in a field goal while soon after some moments, Raja Temur Nadeem struck an equalizer to make it one-all.
The second chukker saw Olympia reduce the deficit to 2-1 through a field goal from Abdul Rehman Monnoo.
The Malaysian Tigers squad, who edged 2018 Asian Games gold medallist Japan 3-0 in a preliminary match on Thursday, took the lead via a field goal from Muhammad Firhan Ashari in the 26th minute, according to the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) Facebook page.
Junghoo Kim put South Korea ahead in the 10th minute by field goal (1-0), Inwoo Seo doubled the Korean margin in the 15th minute, also by a field goal (2-0) while Junwoo Jeong sounded the Korean margin scoring one more field goal in the 26th finished 3rd in the six-team Pool B minute (3-0).
Jake Elliott kicked a 48-yard field goal with 22 seconds left, and the Philadelphia Eagles clinched the No.
Down by 11, the Seahawks tried to rally, with quarterback Russell Wilson finding Doug Baldwin on a 29-yard touchdown and tight end Jimmy Graham hauling in a two-point conversion pass to get Seattle within a field goal with three minutes left.
During the event, students will build football field goal posts using NCR-provided supplies.
The junior from Portland is the most accurate placekicker in Oregon history, having made 35-of-38 (92.1 percent) of his career field goal attempts.