from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Football A score worth three points made on an ordinary down by place-kicking or drop-kicking the ball over the crossbar and between the goal posts.
  • n. Basketball A score made by throwing the ball through the basket in regulation play, worth two points or, if attempted from beyond a specified distance, three points.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. When the ball is kicked through the uprights and over the crossbar (not after a touchdown) for 3 points.
  • n. A made shot that was not a free throw.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the hoop
  • n. a score in American football; a score made by kicking the ball between the opponents' goal posts


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  • He would have never missed that field goal like Feely did in the first half.


  • With five seconds left, a thirty-two-yard field goal off the foot of Jim O’Brien drove a stake through the hearts of Dallas fans all over.

    One Season

  • It was a six-point game midway through the second before Beaubois made two 3s and Nowitzki knocked down a jumper for his only field goal of the half to make it 50-36 with 3: 15 left.

    Brownsville Herald :


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