from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A goal scored by a defender on his or her team's goal by a mistaken play, such as a misdirected pass.
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- noun sports A goal that results from a
playerputting the ballor puckinto the goal of his or her own team; the resulting goal being scored for the opposition.
- noun figuratively A blunder that damages one's own prospects.
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- noun (soccer) a goal that results when a player inadvertently knocks the ball into the goal he is defending
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