from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A player assigned to protect the goal in various sports. Also called goalie, goaltender, netkeeper.
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- n. a designated player that attempts to prevent the opposing team from scoring by protecting a goal.
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- 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
- n. the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal
goal + keeper (Wiktionary)