Definition of Goalposts

1. Noun. (plural of goalpost) ¹



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Definition of Goalposts

1. goalpost [n] - See also: goalpost

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Goalposts

goalie
goalies
goaling
goalkeeper
goalkeepers
goalkeeping
goalkicker
goalkickers
goalless
goallessly
goallessness
goalline
goalmouth
goalmouths
goalpost
goalposts (current term)
goals
goalscorer
goalscorers
goalscoring
goalside
goalsneak
goalsneaks
goalsquare
goalsquares
goaltend
goaltended
goaltender
goaltenders
goaltending

Literary usage of Goalposts

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1. World Energy Outlook 2004 by Publishing Oecd Publishing, Iea, International Energy Agency (2004)
"A separate index is created for each dimension, using the actual maximum and minimum values (known as "goalposts") for the developing countries covered. ..."

2. The Meaning of Mandela: A Literary and Intellectual Celebration by Xolela MacPherson Mangcu (2007)
"He was fired because, in an essay called 'The Field and Function of the Negro College', Du Bois argued that since the goalposts of the Civil Rights movement ..."

3. Testing North Korea: The Next Stage in U.S. and Rok Policy by Morton I. Abramowitz, James T. Laney (2001)
"In addition, I caution against our American tendency to move the goalposts for normalization of relations with the DPRK. We were the originators of the idea ..."

4. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"That was why the fellows seemed to him smaller and farther away and the goalposts so thin and far and the soft grey sky so high up. ..."

5. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"That was why the fellows seemed to him smaller and farther away and the goalposts so thin and far and the soft grey sky so high up. ..."

6. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"... and from within the prescribed 'striking circle' between the goalposts and under the cross-bar. The ball may be caught and immediately dropped, ..."

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