Meaning of goose egg

goose' egg"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Informal. Informal.
  1. 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.
  2. a lump raised by a blow, esp. on the head.
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