from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sports The act of protecting a goal, as in hockey and other such sports.
  • n. Basketball An illegal play in which a player deflects a ball that is on the downward path to the basket or that is already on the rim of the basket, carrying the penalty of an automatic score when committed by the defense or nullifying the field goal when committed by the offense.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A violation which occurs when a player interferes with the movement of the ball toward the basket
  • v. Present participle of goaltend.


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