What does goalkeeper mean?

Definitions for goalkeeper
ˈgoʊlˌki pərgoal·keep·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. goalkeeper, goalie, goaltender, netkeeper, netmindernoun

    the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal

  2. goalkeeper, goalie, goaltender, netkeepernoun

    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

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  1. goalkeepernoun

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

Freebase

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. goalkeeper

    A person in a variety of sports.

    In soccer, hockey, ice hockey and many other sports the goalkeeper keeps the ball from coming inside their net.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 28, 2016  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of goalkeeper in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of goalkeeper in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of goalkeeper in a Sentence

  1. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Factually, each day defines Women's Day and specific Women's Day that exhibits the achievement and celebration of 364 days. Indeed, women carry the ball, having the female goalkeeper; thus, the goal is always for them, even though they still demand Women's Rights.

  2. Gareth Southgate:

    I believed our goalkeeper would save one, and the technique of our players in taking them was superb. I have to credit our big support team who have done a lot of work in that area over the last few months.

  3. Diego Godin:

    Fernando is a great goalkeeper... We all make mistakes.. On other occasions, he has rescued us with incredible saves.

  4. Susan Shalabi:

    So they say they've approved 95% of the permits. Let's be more optimistic and assume that they approve 99%. What's the point if the 1% includes the head coach, captain or goalkeeper of the national team? Or those of a visiting team? Will any association accept to play without all or any of these? It's about the principle, not statistics. Footballers should not be denied to move at all.

  5. Brad Guzan:

    The guys in front of me were fantastic, every now and then it’s up to the goalkeeper to come up with the save and I was lucky enough to do that tonight.

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