Antedating of "Field Goal"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 13 01:40:43 UTC 2004

field goal (OED 1902)

1883 _N.Y. Times_ 11 Nov. 1  The revised Rugby rules governed the game.  A
goal from touch-downs counted 6 points, field goals 2 points, and
touch-downs 2 points, and safety touch-downs 1 point for the opposing

Fred Shapiro

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