goaltender

DEFINITIONS OF: goaltender

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n the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal

Synonyms:
goalie, goalkeeper, netkeeper, netminder
Type of:
hockey player, ice-hockey player
an athlete who plays hockey
soccer player
an athlete who plays soccer

n the defensive position on an ice hockey or soccer or lacrosse team who stands in front of the goal and tries to prevent opposing players from scoring

Synonyms:
goalie, goalkeeper, netkeeper
Type of:
position
(in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player
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