American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A player assigned to protect the goal in various sports. Also called goalie, goaltender, netkeeper.
- n. sports a designated player that attempts to prevent the opposing team from scoring by protecting a goal.
- n. the defensive position on an ice hockey or soccer or lacrosse team who stands in front of the goal and tries to prevent opposing players from scoring
- n. the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal
- goal + keeper (Wiktionary)
“The quid pro quo on this should be that the goalkeeper is allowed to punch the (would-have-been-offside) striker in the face.”
“Half-time: Matt Murray, the retired 29-year-old former Wolves goalkeeper, is saying farewell to his former fans at the interval, with the aid of several former teammates including, yes, Lee Naylor.”
“United's need for a new goalkeeper is regarded as a priority at Old Trafford, with the 39-year-old Van der Sar widely thought to be in the final year of his professional life.”
“They call this keeper 'The Crazy One'The tradition of the madcap Latin American goalkeeper began with Peru's "El Loco", Ramón Quiroga, memorably booked in the opposition half by officious English referee Pat Partridge during the 1978 finals.”
“` ` When your goalkeeper is hot like that it makes it easy for the rest of us, '' Sharks defenseman Kyle McLaren said.”
“Over two and a half seasons for any manager to say that about his goalkeeper is exceptional.”
“The Lightning's goalkeeper is more proven, but Robert Esche has earned plenty of respect for his performance level right now.”
“He's been brought in at some cost to be United's long term goalkeeper so we need to keep a bit of faith in him.”
“Spurs need a long-term goalkeeper, with Brad Friedel aprroaching 41 years of age, while Chelsea need someone to challenge Petr Cech after his dip in form.”
“Consider the nationalities involved in those few seconds: Malouda is a Frenchman, Valencia is Ecuadorian, Fletcher is a Scot, Cole an Englishman, and Edwin van der Sar, the beaten goalkeeper, is Dutch.”
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As the playoffs are on, some Hockey terms, and likely some Canadianisms in here.
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