Definitions for goalkeeperˈgoʊlˌki pər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

goal•keep•erˈgoʊlˌki pər(n.)

  1. (in ice hockey, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, etc.) a player whose chief duty is to prevent the ball or puck from crossing or entering the goal.

    Category: Sport

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. goalkeeper, goalie, goaltender, netkeeper, netminder(noun)

    the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal

  2. 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


  1. goalkeeper(Noun)

    a designated player that protects a goal by attempting to prevent the opposing team from scoring.


  1. Goalkeeper

    In many team sports which involve scoring goals, a goalkeeper is a designated player charged with directly preventing the opposing team from scoring by intercepting shots at goal. Such positions exist in hurling, association football, Gaelic football, international rules football, handball, field hockey, ice hockey, netball, water polo, bandy, lacrosse, floorball, and other sports.

Anagrams of goalkeeper

  1. gaolkeeper

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(also keeper ) a player, eg in hockey or football, whose job is to prevent members of the other team from scoring goals.

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