Definition of drop goal in English:

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drop goal

Pronunciation: /ˈdräp ˌɡōl/

noun

Rugby
A goal scored in open play by drop-kicking the ball over the crossbar, scoring three points (rugby union) or one point (rugby league).
Example sentences
  • He had earlier opened the scoring with a drop goal and proceeded to score a try of his own and kick five conversions and four penalties.
  • The Hurricanes scored five goals to earn the bonus point against two goals, a penalty goal and a drop goal.
  • He also added two conversions and finally stroked over a drop goal to clinch matters with the last kick of the game.

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