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goose egg [Amer.] [sl.] - null / die Null

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Random House unabridged:
goose egg - 1. (Slang.) the numeral zero, often used to indicate the failure of a team to score in a game or unit of a game: a pitchers' duel, with nothing but goose eggs on the scoreboard.

Webster's unabridged:
goose egg - [so called from the egg-shaped numeral 0] ZERO, NOTHING, FAILURE, esp: a score of zero in a game or contest

related discussion: A gutterball still gets a goose egg.
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related discussion: Goose Egg


A slang sense that came up today.
Authorhm -- us (236141) 19 May 17, 02:45
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