goal post
goalpost goalpost, goal post goal post, n. (Sport) One of two posts supporting a crossbar which forms a goal[3], especially in American football; also, in football the entire structure consisting of the posts, crossbar, and two uprights. To score a goal by kicking the football, the ball must pass above the crossbar and between the vertical lines formed by the uprights. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • goal post — n. 1. either of the two vertical posts that support a crossbar and form the opening of a goal in soccer, hockey, etc. 2. Football the base, crossbar, and uprights that form the goal for a field goal or for an extra point that is kicked * * * ➡… …   Universalium

  • goal post — n. 1. either of the two vertical posts that support a crossbar and form the opening of a goal in soccer, hockey, etc. 2. Football the base, crossbar, and uprights that form the goal for a field goal or for an extra point that is kicked …   English World dictionary

  • goal post — goal post, one of a pair of posts with a bar across them, forming a goal in football and soccer …   Useful english dictionary

  • goal-post — virpstas statusas T sritis Kūno kultūra ir sportas apibrėžtis Iš šono vartų plotą ribojantis vertikalus apvalus arba keturkampis stovas. Virpsto aukštis ir plotis nurodomas sporto šakos taisyklėse. atitikmenys: angl. goal post vok. Pfosten, m;… …   Sporto terminų žodynas

  • goal post — noun Either of the pair of vertical supports limiting the goal in various ballgames, such as soccer, rugby and American football …   Wiktionary

  • goal post — one of two vertical posts which form a football or soccer goal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • goal·post — /ˈgoʊlˌpoʊst/ noun, pl posts [count] : one of two upright posts that form part of the goal in various games (such as soccer, hockey, and football) move/shift the goalposts Brit : to change the rules or requirements in a way that makes success… …   Useful english dictionary

  • goal post — see goalpost …   English dictionary

  • Goal (sport) — Goal refers to a method of scoring in many sports. It can also refer to the physical structure or area of the playing surface in which a score is made. Method of ScoringIn some sports, the goal is the sole method of scoring, and in these sports,… …   Wikipedia

  • Post-modern portfolio theory — [The earliest citation of the term Post Modern Portfolio Theory in the literature appears in 1993 in the article Post Modern Portfolio Theory Comes of Age by Brian M. Rom and Kathleen W. Ferguson, published in The Journal of Investing, Winter,… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”