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goal British & World English

(In football, rugby, hockey, and some other games) a pair of posts linked by a crossbar and typically with a net between, forming a space into or over which the ball has to be sent in order to score

goal English Thesaurus

our long-term goal is a nuclear-free world

in goal British & World English

In the position of goalkeeper

drop goal British & World English

A goal scored in open play by drop-kicking the ball over the crossbar, scoring three points (rugby union) or one point (rugby league)

goal area British & World English

A rectangular area in front of the goal from within which goal kicks must be taken

goal kick British & World English

A free kick taken by the defending side from within their goal area after attackers send the ball over the byline

goal line British & World English

A line across a football or hockey field at or near its end, on which the goal is placed or which acts as the boundary beyond which a try or touchdown is scored

keep goal British & World English

Act as a goalkeeper

own goal British & World English

(In soccer) a goal scored when a player inadvertently strikes or deflects the ball into their own team’s goal

field goal British & World English

A goal scored by a place kick, scoring three points

golden goal British & World English

(In some soccer and hockey competitions) the first goal scored during extra time which ends the match and gives victory to the scoring side

goal average British & World English

The ratio of the numbers of goals scored for and against a team in a series of matches, sometimes used in deciding the team’s position in a table

goal-oriented British & World English

Concerned with or focused on achieving a particular aim or result

goal to go British & World English

The situation in which an offensive team gets a first down within ten yards of the goal line, and thus cannot advance for another first down

penalty goal British & World English

(In rugby, hockey, etc.) a goal scored from a penalty

goal difference British & World English

The difference between the number of goals scored for and against a team in a series of matches, sometimes used in deciding the team’s position in a table

in-goal area British & World English

The area between the goal line and the dead-ball line

touch-in-goal British & World English

The area at the corner of the field bounded by continuations of the touchline and the goal line

in goal in goal British & World English

In the position of goalkeeper

keep goal in keep British & World English

Act as a goalkeeper

goalball British & World English

A team sport developed for blind or visually impaired players, in which a ball containing bells which make a sound when in motion is thrown at a goal at the opposing team’s end of the court

goalless British & World English

Denoting a game of soccer, rugby, etc. in which no goals are scored

goalpost British & World English

Either of the two upright posts of a goal

goalkeeper British & World English

A player in soccer or field hockey whose special role is to stop the ball from entering the goal

goalmouth British & World English

The area just in front of a goal in soccer or hockey

goalscorer British & World English

A player who scores a goal

goal poacher in poacher2 British & World English

A player who is particularly skilled at taking fleeting chances to score goals

consolation goal in consolation British & World English

(In sport) a goal scored at a point when it is no longer possible for the scoring team to win

goal-orientated in goal-oriented British & World English

Concerned with or focused on achieving a particular aim or result


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