American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- n. American football When the ball is kicked through the uprights and over the crossbar (not after a touchdown) for 3 points.
- n. basketball A made shot that was not a free throw.
- 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
“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.”
“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.”
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