Definition of own goal noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    own goal

    BrE BrE//ˌəʊn ˈɡəʊl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌoʊn ˈɡoʊl//
    [usually singular] Soccer
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  1. 1(in football soccer) a goal that is scored by mistake by a player against his or her own team See related entries: Soccer
  2. 2something that you do that achieves the opposite of what you wanted and that brings you a disadvantage
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: own goal