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or goal post  (gōl′pōst′)
1. One of a pair of posts usually joined with a crossbar to form a goal, as in soccer or ice hockey.
2. A post or a pair of posts supporting a crossbar and either supporting or extending into the uprights of a goal, as in football.
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1. (Team Sports, other than specified) either of two upright posts supporting the crossbar of a goal
2. move the goalposts to change the aims of an activity to ensure the desired results
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or goal′ post`,

a post supporting a crossbar and, with it, forming the goal on a playing field in certain sports, as football.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goalpost - one of a pair of posts (usually joined by a crossbar) that are set up as a goal at each end of a playing fieldgoalpost - one of a pair of posts (usually joined by a crossbar) that are set up as a goal at each end of a playing field
crossbar - long thin horizontal crosspiece between two vertical posts
goal - game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points
post - an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position; "he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them"
upright, vertical - a vertical structural member as a post or stake; "the ball sailed between the uprights"
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[ˈgəʊlpəʊst] Nposte m (de la portería)
to move the goalpostscambiar las reglas del juego
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goal post [ˈgəʊlpəʊst] npoteau m de but
to move the goalposts, to shift the goalposts (fig)changer les règles du jeu
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[ˈgəʊlpəʊst] npalo (della porta)
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(gəul) noun
1. in football, rugby, hockey etc the act of kicking, hitting etc a ball between the goalposts; the point gained by doing this. He scored six goals.
2. an aim or purpose. My goal in life is to write a book.
ˈgoalkeeper noun
(also keeper) a player, eg in hockey or football, whose job is to prevent members of the other team from scoring goals.
ˈgoalpost noun
one of the two upright posts which form the goal in football, rugby, hockey etc.

to score a goal (not gaol).
to put a criminal in gaol (not goal).
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Sony were lucky not to have conceded early when Tuyisenge's header hit the goalpost, before the defending champions failed to convert from three successive corner-kicks.Agwanda troubled Gor's defence with his 14th minute long throw-in, Joash Onyango coming to the rescue of the visitors with a timely clearance.
In the 22nd minute Baba Cargo's Zaheer gave a timely pass to Ali who attempted on the goalpost withy firm shot and a faculty clearance by defender Waheed showed it the way into the goalpost.
Around an hour and a half before kickoff we were well on with the hard work of demolishing the press-room buffet when a steward ran in and said in panicked tones: "The goalpost has just blown down.
"The placing of this utensil on top of a high goalpost could have resulted in a serious accident and I would remind the person responsible that someone has got to climb up again today and get this object down before tonight's kick-off."
THE death of a soccer-loving schoolboy who was crushed by a rusty metal goalpost was an accident, an inquest has ruled.
7 February 2012 - US management consultancy Kurt Salmon has sold its software unit GoalPost to supply chain software provider Knighted.
After storming the field, the sports fans climbed the goalpost and it collapsed under their weight.
Although punters are predicting a cakewalk for Tipperary, GOALPOST experts Ollie Canning and Dan Shanahan are expecting Dublin to put up a brave fight and both believe that backing the Dubs with a ten-point headstart in the handicap could prove profitable.
A Louisa production in association with Goalpost Film.
The Harvest (working title), a stereoscopic 3D thriller-horror about the misadventures of a group of backpackers, is to be produced by Singapore's Blackmagic Design Films with Australia's Goalpost Pictures.
"Keep moving the goalpost is how the Obama campaign describes it."