Definition of Field goal

1. Noun. A score in American football; a score made by kicking the ball between the opponents' goal posts.

Generic synonyms: Score
Category relationships: American Football, American Football Game

2. Noun. A score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the hoop.
Exact synonyms: Basket
Generic synonyms: Score
Derivative terms: Basketeer

Definition of Field goal

1. Noun. (American football) When the ball is kicked through the uprights and over the crossbar (not after a touchdown) for 3 points. ¹

2. Noun. (basketball) A made shot that was not a free throw. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Field Goal

field effect
field effects
field emission
field emission display
field emission microscope
field emission microscopes
field emission microscopy
field emission tube
field event
field fever
field game
field garlic
field general
field goal (current term)
field goals
field grade
field gradient
field guide
field gun
field hand
field hands
field hockey
field hockey ball
field horsetail
field horsetails
field hospital
field hospitals
field house

Literary usage of Field goal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Athletics at Princeton: A History by James Hugh Moffatt, Frank Presbrey (1901)
"Thome's try for field goal failed; Baird's kick-off was returned by ¡mams to Princeton's twenty-five yard line, where, after Yale had lost it for holding, ..."

2. Newspaper Writing and Editing by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer (1913)
"Harvard scored a touchdown and a field goal in both the first and third periods. The first score came when Storer recovered the ball which Wheeler, ..."

3. Typical Newspaper Stories by Harry Franklin Harrington (1915)
"Guernsey kicked one field goal, and O'Brien of Harvard made a stupid play, ... The field goal of three points and the safety of two points was the total of ..."

4. Inside Football by Frank W. Cavanaugh (1919)
"The field goal opportunity should not be passed up unless the quarterback has an ... If the field goal is particularly sure, it is a hard thing to pass up. ..."

5. Football for Public and Player by Herbert Reed (1913)
"The territory within which it may be considered safe to open fire on the crossbar and the uprights is indicated in the diagram by the term "field goal zone" ..."

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