in certain games, a player stationed at a goal to prevent the ball or puck from crossing or entering it
also goal′ie or goal′tend·er
A player assigned to protect the goal in various sports. Also called goalie . Also called goaltender . Also called netkeeper . Also called netminder .
- (sports) a designated player that attempts to prevent the opposing team from scoring by protecting a goal.
- In ice hockey and lacrosse goaltender is the correct term and in most other sports goalkeeper is the correct term. However, the terms are often used interchangeably.
- In fact, SCORE can provide a full set of proper attire for anyone on the team, since their website also features outerwear, soccer bags, goalkeeper gloves, and clothing for coaches and referees.
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