field goal (plural field goals)

  1. (American football, Canadian football) When the ball is kicked through the uprights and over the crossbar (not after a touchdown) for 3 points.
    He kicked a 33 yard field goal just before the half.
  2. (basketball) A made shot that was not a free throw.
    He got six field goals in the first half, two from three-point land.

Alternative formsEdit

  • drop-kick (North American rules football)
  • field-goal (Basketball and North American rules football)

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