goalpost
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈɡəʊlpəʊst/, /ˈɡɔʊl-/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈɡoʊlpoʊst/
Noun

goalpost (plural goalposts)

  1. (sports) One of the two vertical#Adjective|vertical side pole#Noun|poles of a goal.
  2. (sports, American football) The tall Y-shaped upright#Noun|upright, now usually of fiberglass, at either end of the playing field, through which a football must go in order for a field goal to be score#Verb|scored. (They were originally H-shaped, with one wooden post on either side.)
Translations
  • French: goalpost
  • German: Torpfosten
  • Italian: palo
  • Portuguese: trave
  • Russian: шта́нга



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