Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The area directly in front of the goal, as in soccer or hockey.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (hockey or soccer) The area immediately in front of the goal.

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  • noun sports The area in front of the goal.

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

  • noun (sports) the area immediately in front of the goal

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Examples

  • Flyers captain Mike Richards made a fine play to allow Philadelphia to break the scoreless tie early in the second when he directed a hard pass toward the goalmouth from the left side.

    USATODAY.com

  • Which makes it pertinent to enquire why the said goalmouth is not crammed full of Tories all vying with one another to stuff the ball in the net?

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  • I do not pretend to have the answer to these questions, but pertinent they are and need to be kept under review, especially when part of the party's disquiet has been at the sometimes troubling absence of players on the pitch when Labour's goalmouth is left unattended.

    Archive 2007-08-05

  • So, a large and rather open goalmouth is opening up for the Tories: will they take it?

    Archive 2007-11-11

  • So, a large and rather open goalmouth is opening up for the Tories: will they take it?

    Timely Reminder of Need To Take Stock of Our Defences

  • Which makes it pertinent to enquire why the said goalmouth is not crammed full of Tories all vying with one another to stuff the ball in the net?

    Archive 2007-09-09

  • I do not pretend to have the answer to these questions, but pertinent they are and need to be kept under review, especially when part of the party's disquiet has been at the sometimes troubling absence of players on the pitch when Labour's goalmouth is left unattended.

    To The City or To The Attack?

  • "Leicester band Family put out a greatest hits album in the 70s that had the lads swarming around a goalmouth in Leicester City's colours," adds Graham Fuller.

    Who has played the fewest games during a full professional career? | The Knowledge

  • Nani crossed from the right but after Rooney had connected with it in the goalmouth, Danny Simpson was able to block the attempt athletically on the line.

    Newcastle United 3-0 Manchester United | Premier League match report

  • We find it extraordinary that Luis can be found guilty on the word of Patrice Evra alone when no one else on the field – including Evra's own team-mates and all the match officials – heard the alleged conversation between two players in a crowded Kop goalmouth while a corner-kick was about to be taken," the statement said."

    Liverpool furious as Luis Suárez banned in Patrice Evra racism row

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