Definition of goaltender in English:

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goaltender

Pronunciation: /ˈɡəʊltɛndə/

noun

North American
A goalkeeper, especially in ice hockey.
Example sentences
  • Each team can protect players under one of the two following combinations: one goaltender, five defensemen and nine forwards or two goaltenders, three defensemen and seven forwards.
  • But most coaches, Sutter included, say their best penalty killer is their goaltender.
  • Richter recorded nine postseason shutouts as the Rangers goaltender.
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