Goaltending meaning

gōltĕndĭng
(sports) The act of protecting a goal, as in hockey and other such sports.
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(basketball) An illegal play in which a player touches the ball when it is on a downward path to the basket or when it is on, above, or within the area over the opening of the rim of the basket.
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(basketball) The illegal touching of a shot after it has begun its downward flight toward the basket or the touching of a free throw at any point in its course.
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(hockey, lacrosse) The act of guarding a goal, as a goalkeeper does.
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(basketball) A violation which occurs when a player interferes with the movement of the ball toward the basket.
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Present participle of goaltend.
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