goal cage

goal cage
The framework, covered with netting or mesh, that forms an ice hockey or water polo goal.

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  • cage — [kāj] n. [ME & OFr < L cavea, hollow place, cage < cavus, hollow: see CAVE] 1. a box or enclosed structure made of wires, bars, etc., for confining birds or animals 2. a fenced in area as for confining prisoners of war 3. any openwork… …   English World dictionary

  • cage — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French, from Latin cavea cavity, cage, from cavus hollow more at cave Date: 13th century 1. a box or enclosure having some openwork for confining or carrying animals (as birds) 2. a. a barred cell for …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cage — cageless, adj. cagelike, adj. /kayj/, n., v., caged, caging. n. 1. a boxlike enclosure having wires, bars, or the like, for confining and displaying birds or animals. 2. anything that confines or imprisons; prison. 3. something resembling a cage… …   Universalium

  • cage — n.f. Prison (arg.). Cage à poules, cage dans laquelle on enferme les détenus dans les commissariats. / Cage à poules, dans les jardins publics, construction en tubes métalliques où grimpent les enfants. / Cage à lapins, V. cabane. / But : Le goal …   Dictionnaire du Français argotique et populaire

  • goal — n. 1 the object of a person s ambition or effort; a destination; an aim (fame is his goal; London was our goal). 2 a Football a pair of posts with a crossbar between which the ball has to be sent to score. b a cage or basket used similarly in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cage — /keɪdʒ / (say kayj) noun 1. a box shaped receptacle or enclosure for confining birds or other animals, made with openwork of wires, bars, etc. 2. anything that confines or imprisons; prison. 3. something like a cage in structure or purpose. 4.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • goal — /goʊl/ (say gohl) noun 1. that towards which effort is directed; aim or end. 2. the terminal point in a race. 3. a pole or other object by which this is marked. 4. an area, basket, cage or object or structure towards which the players strive to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cage — [[t]keɪdʒ[/t]] n. v. caged, cag•ing 1) a boxlike enclosure with wires, bars, or the like, for confining birds or animals 2) a prison 3) a cagelike enclosure for a cashier or bank teller 4) an elevator car 5) min a similar enclosure for raising… …   From formal English to slang

  • goal — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. object, end, aim, ambition; (in games:) finish line, home, cage, goalposts, end zone, basket; field goal, foul. See intention, arrival. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. object, aim, intent, intention; see end… …   English dictionary for students

  • goal — goalless, adj. /gohl/, n. 1. the result or achievement toward which effort is directed; aim; end. 2. the terminal point in a race. 3. a pole, line, or other marker by which such a point is indicated. 4. an area, basket, cage, or other object or… …   Universalium

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