Definition of field goal in English:

field goal

noun

  • 1American Football
    A goal scored by a placekick, scoring three points.

    • ‘The Saints faked a punt using a guy they'd barely met while the Jets faked a field goal using a linebacker as a running back.’
    • ‘On special teams, we have two return men who combined for six touchdowns and the most accurate field goal kicker in NFL history.’
    • ‘We controlled the second half, with Jim Breech kicking a field goal and Don Bass catching a touchdown pass.’
    • ‘Suddenly, the pressure would have been on Denver to get into the end zone or settle for a field goal.’
    • ‘Holt's pigskin instincts helped him sniff out seven blocked field goals thus far into his college career.’
    • ‘First down, an eventual field goal, and the Colts escape with the win, and the division title.’
    • ‘A lot of people don't know that your claim to fame prior to your two field goals in 2001 was catching Herschel Walker from behind on a kickoff return.’
    • ‘It amounted to a four-point error, because the Cowboys settled for a field goal instead of a touchdown.’
    • ‘Groza won the 1950 NFL Championship Game for Cleveland with his last-second field goal.’
    • ‘He already owns a pair of Super Bowl rings thanks to game-winning field goals.’
    • ‘Touchdowns being worth more than field goals makes San Diego the highest-scoring team in the NFL.’
    • ‘One of the surest kickers of all time, Andersen is the NFL's career leader in game-deciding field goals and in consecutive games with a score.’
    • ‘The Jets put themselves in position to take leads or score points, then stall and either settle for field goals or come up empty.’
    • ‘In his only season on the Packers in 1974, Hall-of-Famer Ted Hendricks blocked three field goals, three punts, and one extra point.’
    • ‘They don't need to move the ball well and just score a field goal.’
    • ‘In the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers, we scored five field goals - we didn't even score a touchdown.’
    • ‘If it scores a field goal, the other team can restart the procedure by matching it or win the game by scoring a touchdown.’
    • ‘It was the second time in three years Brady set the stage for a field goal to win the Super Bowl.’
    • ‘Russell Erxleben made nine field goals of 55 yards or longer during his Longhorns career.’
    • ‘Houston gave the unbeaten Bengals a game in Week Four, holding Cincinnati to one touchdown and three field goals.’
  • 2Basketball
    A basket scored while the clock is running and the ball is in play.

    • ‘So they were still scoring 2.3 more points per game on field goals.’
    • ‘Los Angeles established their season-high of 10 three-point field goals in their opening night game versus Seattle in Japan.’
    • ‘Rashard Lewis needs nine three-point field goals to pass Hersey Hawkins for fifth place on the Sonics all-time list.’
    • ‘Wilcox, who played 15 minutes in his first game action the previous night in Sacramento, logged 33 minutes off the bench and hit a career-high nine field goals.’
    • ‘Driving, dishing and pulling up for 3-pointers on fast breaks, he either scored or assisted on eight of Dallas' first nine field goals.’
    • ‘He's still the Pistons' all-time leader leader in games played, points, steals, assists, field goals made and attempted, and free throws made and attempted.’
    • ‘The Lakers didn't even score a field goal for six of the final seven minutes, but it didn't matter cause they were always at the line.’
    • ‘You have 13 out of 16 field goals, maybe you should have gotten the ball more, maybe this was a game you were supposed to be in the high 40s?’
    • ‘Total field goals made barely eclipsed total turnovers committed in the first half of this yawner.’
    • ‘A disturbing statistic for Popovich's club is that in the last two games Detroit has attempted 38 more field goals than San Antonio.’
    • ‘He's made 10 or more field goals in a game six times, has hit five three-pointers twice, and sunk double-digit free throws in four other matches.’
    • ‘Do you think Setta needs to shorten his stride when approaching the ball on field goals?’
    • ‘It allowed the Ravens to bleed a couple more minutes off the clock before kicking a field goal for a 16-3 lead.’
    • ‘He ranks second in NBA Finals history in three-point field goals made trailing only Michael Jordan.’
    • ‘The Ravens could have pounded the ball twice and, if unsuccessful, still been able to stop the clock for a field goal.’
    • ‘Brazil scored the next two field goals and closed to within five points, 44-39, with 7: 54 to play in the third period.’
    • ‘Chamberlain set a team and league record for most consecutive field goals, netting 35 straight over the course of four games in February 1967.’
    • ‘The U.S. was credited with 39 assists on its 46 made field goals, and it owned the glass with a 40-24 rebounding advantage.’
    • ‘Looks like the player made 6 field goals worth two points each, no free throws, for a total of 12 points.’
    • ‘This season, O'Neal set career game highs in points, field goals, free throws, and assists (nine).’

Pronunciation:

field goal

/ˈfēl(d) ˌɡōl/