WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
Sport[Football.]a three-point goal made by place-kicking or drop-kicking the ball between the opponent's goalposts above the crossbar.
Sport[Basketball.]a goal made while the ball is in play.
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
field goal n
- a goal scored while the ball is in normal play rather than from a free throw
- a score of three points made by kicking the ball through the opponent's goalposts above the crossbar
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