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  • noun In soccer, a goal that is scored in overtime, resulting in the immediate end of the game.

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  • noun soccer The first goal scored during extra time; giving victory to the scoring side if sudden death is in effect.


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  • 1831 C. I. JOHNSTONE Lives & Voy. Drake, Cavendish, & Dampier (1864) iii. 88 When the wind slackened the ship was towed on by the boats, each man straining to reach the golden goal.

    June 29, 2008