goalmouth


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goal·mouth

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

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

goalmouth

[ˈgəʊlmaʊθ] Nportería f
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goalmouth

[ˈgəʊlˈmaʊθ] n in the goalmouthproprio davanti ai pali
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She kicks and misses the goalmouth so she and Tom have to 'Get that Ball'.
Saiss was in the action again in a first half short on goalmouth action trying his luck from long-range but sending his effort well wide.
"I've played on worse pitches but where the goalmouth is concerned, it could be improved but it comes down to finances I imagine.
Taking part in a routine warm-up drill, Wright twisted his ankle after landing on a sign that had been placed in the Stamford Bridge goalmouth.
Town took the lead when Mitchel Noble poked home in a goalmouth scramble.
That's when the bitter rivalry starts between Midlanders and Goalmouth TV presenters Tim Warwood and Adam Gendle.
There was little goalmouth action in the opening quarter of an evenly contested match.
FORAY: Crown on the attack and (below) Ashley Cockhill makes a break UNDER PRESSURE: Redoubt launch another attack on the Crown goalmouth. All photos by Helen Sansom
1 after a goalmouth scramble, only TWO second-half goals from Farnborough Town leading goalscorer Bradley Bubb put paid to any hopes Merthyr had of returning from the high-flying Hampshire outfit with some reward.
The 33-year-old was red-carded for the first time in his career after an off the ball incident in the Sky Blues' goalmouth resulted in the Iceland midfielder being left unconscious on the floor.
McLaughlin scored his second from a goalmouth scramble four minutes later.
Strangest sight of the lot, though, was a live rabbit in the goalmouth when I was playing for Barnet against Yeovil.