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Noun: goalkeeper  'gówl,kee-pu(r)
  1. The soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal
    - goalie, goaltender [N. Amer], netkeeper, netminder, keeper
     
  2. The defensive position on an ice hockey, soccer or lacrosse team who stands in front of the goal and tries to prevent opposing players from scoring
    - goalie, goaltender [N. Amer], keeper

Derived forms: goalkeepers

Type of: football player [Brit], footballer [Brit], hockey player, ice-hockey player, position, soccer player

Encyclopedia: Goalkeeper