field goal
noun Date: 1902 1. a score of three points in football made by drop-kicking or place-kicking the ball over the crossbar from ordinary play 2. a goal in basketball made while the ball is in play

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  • Field Goal — Le field goal est un terme utilisé dans le football américain pour désigner une manière d inscrire des points. Cette technique consiste à faire passer le ballon entre les deux poteaux en cours de match, ce qui vaut 3 points. Après un touchdown… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • field goal — ☆ field goal n. 1. Basketball a) a shot, made while the ball is in play, that goes through the basket b) a score awarded for making such a shot 2. Football a goal kicked from the field, scoring three points …   English World dictionary

  • field goal — field ,goal noun count 1. ) in football, a goal worth three points scored by kicking the ball over a pole called a crossbar 2. ) in basketball, an ordinary goal worth two or three points scored while all the players are moving around, rather than …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • field goal — field′ goal n. 1) spo a three point goal made by place kicking a football between the opponent s goalposts above the crossbar 2) spo a goal in basketball made while the ball is in play • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • field goal — field .goal n 1.) the act of kicking the ball over the ↑goal in American football 2.) the act of putting the ball through the net to get points in ↑basketball …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Field goal — Un field goal (conocido en México como gol de campo) en el fútbol canadiense y el fútbol americano es una de las variadas formas de conseguir puntos, y una de las pocas jugadas que se realizan con el pie. Ejecución de un field goal Un field goal… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Field Goal — College Football, ein Field Goal Versuch von Texas A M gegen The Citadel, Saison 2006 Video eines erfolgreichen Field Goal Versuches von der 3 Yard Linie. Ein Field Goal (FG) bezeichnet …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Field goal — A field goal is a general term used in some sports wherein a goal may be scored either during general play ( from the field ) or via some sort of free shot.The term may refer to:*Field goal (football), a kick used to score points in American and… …   Wikipedia

  • Field goal — Le field goal est un terme utilisé dans le football américain pour désigner une manière d inscrire des points. Dans le football canadien, le terme officiel en français est botté de placement . Cette technique consiste à faire passer le ballon… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • field goal — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms field goal : singular field goal plural field goals 1) in American football, a goal scored by kicking the ball over a pole called a crossbar 2) in basketball, an ordinary goal scored while all the players are… …   English dictionary

  • field goal — {n.} 1. A score in football made by kicking the ball over the bar between the goal posts. * /The Giants were not able to make a touchdown but they kicked two field goals./ Compare: EXTRA POINT. 2. A score in basketball made by a successful shot… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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