Definition of goaltender in English:


Syllabification: goal·tend·er
Pronunciation: /ˈɡōlˌtendər


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.

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