Definition of field goal in English:

field goal

Syllabification: field goal


  • 1 Football A goal scored by a placekick, scoring three points.
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    • It was the second time in three years Brady set the stage for a field goal to win the Super Bowl.
    • If it scores a field goal, the other team can restart the procedure by matching it or win the game by scoring a touchdown.
    • One of the surest kickers of all time, Andersen is the NFL's career leader in game-deciding field goals and in consecutive games with a score.
  • 2 Basketball A basket scored while the clock is running and the ball is in play.
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    • This season, O'Neal set career game highs in points, field goals, free throws, and assists (nine).
    • Brazil scored the next two field goals and closed to within five points, 44-39, with 7: 54 to play in the third period.
    • The Lakers didn't even score a field goal for six of the final seven minutes, but it didn't matter cause they were always at the line.

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