goalpost goalpost  /ˈɡoʊl ˌpoʊst/

Definition(s):

  • (n) one of a pair of posts (usually joined by a crossbar) that are set up as a goal at each end of a playing field

Usage(s):

  1. Harry Newman dropped back for a high place kick that missed hitting the goalpost by just enough to give Michigan the game which clinched the Big Ten Championship 3-to-0.
  2. Chiefs TE Tony Gonzalez will attempt to dunk a football over a goalpost and miss: 1.
  3. When we took off our helmets and knelt in the end zone, bracketed by the shadow of the goalpost, the crowd was hushed by our seriousness.

News

  1. 4 hurt when object touches power lines

    Four people were carrying a 30-foot-tall metal goalpost on the field when it touched power lines. The shock was so powerful that it sent one male flying through the air.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: WIVB Buffalo

  2. Four injured by electrical shock near Lancaster High School

    Three teens and a man were taken to area hospitals Monday after being shocked while moving a goalpost at Lancaster High School. YNN's Meg Rossman has more on the incident and what medical professionals are saying.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: YNN Rochester

  3. Four suffer electrical shock near Lancaster High School

    According to Lancaster Police, four people were moving a goalpost on an athletic field about 50 yards behind the school when they came in contact with the power lines.
    on July 2, 2013     Source: YNN Rochester

Quotes

  1. Referring to the initial call, referee Pete Morelli said: "It was a ruling by one of the officials. The other official informed me that the ball hit the back of the extension of the goalpost . . . We determined that was what it struck. Therefore, it...
    on Nov 19, 2007 By: Pete Morelli Source: Philadelphia Daily News

  2. "Pac was not penalized in the two prior incidents because he didn't go to the ground," said Fisher. "As I said, Mike Carey (referee) felt like that he was using the goalpost as a prop and that should be a penalty. But the league didn't feel...
    on Dec 19, 2006 By: Jeff Fisher Source: Sports Network

  3. "The 2015 target for the MDGs is a goalpost that cannot be moved," Ban said. "To reach the Goals on time, we have to take concerted action now."
    on Jul 31, 2007 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: People's Daily Online

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