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field goal

field goal
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feeld gohl]
    • /fild goʊl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feeld gohl]
    • /fild goʊl/

Definitions of field goal words

  • noun field goal Football. a three-point goal made by place-kicking or drop-kicking the ball between the opponent's goalposts above the crossbar. 1
  • noun field goal Basketball. a goal made while the ball is in play. 1
  • countable noun field goal In football, a field goal is a score of three points that is gained by kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts above the crossbar. 0
  • countable noun field goal In basketball, a field goal is a goal that is scored by throwing the ball through the basket during normal play. 0
  • noun field goal a goal scored while the ball is in normal play rather than from a free throw 0
  • noun field goal a score of three points made by kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts above the crossbar 0

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Origin of field goal

First appearance:

before 1890
One of the 20% newest English words
First recorded in 1890-95

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Parts of speech for Field goal

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

field goal popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 61% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

field goal usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for field goal

noun field goal

  • basket — A basket is a stiff container that is used for carrying or storing objects. Baskets are made from thin strips of materials such as straw, plastic, or wire woven together.
  • bucket — A bucket is a round metal or plastic container with a handle attached to its sides. Buckets are often used for holding and carrying water.

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