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) One of the two vertical side poles of a goal.
  2. (sports, 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 for a field goal to be scored. (They were originally H-shaped, with one wooden post on either side.)

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