from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In foot-ball and lacrosse, a player whose special duty it is to prevent the ball from being thrown or kicked through the goal.


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  • They attempted to make a goal-keeper of him in a football game between two teams of pain-driven and pain-bitten mongrels.


  • Whether you are the goal-keeper, striker, or a mid-fielder, you are part of the balance.

    Yehuda Berg: Football: More Than Just a Game

  • "We will continue on our way, dry as a bone," CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke announced cryptically, "I could say something now but won't," said goal-keeper Roman Weidenfeller.

    Eintracht Frankfurt's cold-blooded killer makes light work of latest prey

  • It's that, given an open goal, the Conservatives throw their hands up in horror and demand that play stops until a goal-keeper is found: they never go for the jugular against Labour or, when appropriate, the BBC.


  • Feel the desperation as the robotic goal-keeper reacts a bit too slowly, dropping his head to the right and making a belated, ill-fated lunge!

    James Geary: Got Your Tickets for RoboCup 2007 Yet?

  • Hall sent the knife sliding along the table to Wadgers, who acted as goal-keeper for the offensive, so to speak, and then stepped forward as Jaffers and the stranger swayed and staggered towards him, clutching and hitting in.

    The Invisible Man

  • According to some, Arnie had described how, when serving in France in the First World War, he had gained such a reputation as a football goal-keeper that finally a lot of famous dead-shot players were lined up to take penalty kicks against him.

    Every living thing

  • The ball shot out high in the air, and the goal-keeper rushed out to get it.

    In the Fifth at Malory Towers

  • The club were badly off for a goal-keeper after Willie Keith left for America, and, as

    Scottish Football Reminiscences and Sketches


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