goalpost

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A goalpost in American football

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goal +‎ post

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goalpost (plural goalposts)

  1. (sports) In American football, the tall Y-shaped upright, now usually of fiberglass, at either end of the playing field, through which a football must go in order to score a field goal. Originally, they were H-shaped, with two wooden posts on either side.
  2. (sports) One of the two side poles of the goal.

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