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goalie
American English: /ˈɡoʊli/
British English: /ˈɡəʊli/

noun

  • [colloquial] goalkeeper
    Example sentences
    • Even in indoor lacrosse they dress like hockey goalies, with a huge chest protector and huge gloves.
    • He adds that goalies must let their defensemen and forwards come back and get the puck behind the goal line.
    • Bleeding superstars, inebriated goalies and headhunting defensemen were commonplace.

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