Definitions for goalieˈgoʊ li
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ref: goalkeeper .
Origin of goalie:
goalkeeper, goalie, goaltender, netkeeper, netminder(noun)
the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal
goalkeeper, goalie, goaltender, netkeeper(noun)
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
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the player who tries to stop balls or pucks from getting into the goal
goalkeeper or goaltender.
Origin: goal + -ie