Definition of goaltender in English:


Syllabification: goal·tend·er
Pronunciation: /ˈgōlˌtendər


North American
  • A player in soccer or hockey whose special role is to stop the ball or puck from entering the goal.
    More example sentences
    • Scott Stevens has shown in this year's playoffs that impact players don't have to be goal scorers or goaltenders.
    • The new rules restricting puck handling by goaltenders in the corners below the goal line inhibits one of Brodeur's greatest assets.
    • The opposition's top line and goaltender are obvious key players, but that doesn't tell the whole story of their teams.

More definitions of goaltender

Definition of goaltender in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day milord
Pronunciation: mɪˈlɔːd
used to address an English nobleman