field goal

[field goal] {n.} 1. A score in football made by kicking the ballover the bar between the goal posts.

The Giants were not able tomake a touchdown but they kicked two field goals.

Compare: EXTRAPOINT. 2. A score in basketball made by a successful shot through thebasket not made on a free throw.

A field goal counts two points.

Compare: FOUL SHOT, FREE THROW.