Goalkeeper definition

gōlkēpər
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In certain games, a player stationed at a goal to prevent the ball or puck from crossing or entering it.
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A player assigned to protect the goal in various sports.
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(sports) A designated player that attempts to prevent the opposing team from scoring by protecting a goal.
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Noun

Singular:
goalkeeper
Plural:
goalkeepers

Origin of goalkeeper