Definitions of goaltender

n the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal

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

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

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