Definition of goalkeeper in English:

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goalkeeper

Pronunciation: /ˈɡəʊlkiːpə/

noun

A player in soccer or field hockey whose special role is to stop the ball from entering the goal.
Example sentences
  • I understand that the goalkeepers are the only players allowed to handle the ball.
  • He argues that because goalkeepers can handle the ball in the penalty area, they therefore should not be allowed to kick the ball outside of it.
  • Solano clipped the ball past the isolated goalkeeper to score into an empty net.

Derivatives

goalkeeping

noun
Example sentences
  • Bad defending, bad goalkeeping - Manchester United need to score three goals to force extra time.
  • Abigail, the goalkeeper, showed great goalkeeping skills by preventing many goals.
  • It caters for all levels with the more talented being coached at its advanced centre alongside specialist goalkeeping.

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