Definition of goaltending in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡōlˌtendiNG/


1 Soccer & Hockey The action of stopping the ball or puck from entering the goal.
2 Basketball A violation in which a defensive player interferes with a shot when it is on its downward arc or is on or over the rim.
Example sentences
  • Concentrate on established U.S. players overseas, guys who know from the weird goaltending of international hoops.

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Syllabification: goal·tend·ing

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