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A player assigned to protect the goal in various sports. Also called goalie, goaltender, netkeeper, netminder.


(General Sporting Terms) sport a player in the goal whose duty is to prevent the ball, puck, etc, from entering or crossing it
ˈgoalˌkeeping n


(ˈgoʊlˌki pər)

(in ice hockey, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, etc.) a player whose chief duty is to prevent the ball or puck from crossing or entering the goal.
goal′keep`ing, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.goalkeeper - the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goalgoalkeeper - the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal
hockey player, ice-hockey player - an athlete who plays hockey
soccer player - an athlete who plays soccer
2.goalkeeper - 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
position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
حَارِسُ الـمَرْمَىحامي المَرْمى
thủ môn


[ˈgəʊlˌkiːpəʳ] Nportero/a m/f, guardameta mf, arquero m (LAm)


[ˈgəʊlkiːpər] ngardien m de but


[ˈgəʊlˌkiːpəʳ] nportiere m


(gəul) noun
1. in football, rugby, hockey etc the act of kicking, hitting etc a ball between the goalposts; the point gained by doing this. He scored six goals.
2. an aim or purpose. My goal in life is to write a book.
ˈgoalkeeper noun
(also keeper) a player, eg in hockey or football, whose job is to prevent members of the other team from scoring goals.
ˈgoalpost noun
one of the two upright posts which form the goal in football, rugby, hockey etc.

to score a goal (not gaol).
to put a criminal in gaol (not goal).


حَارِسُ الـمَرْمَى brankář målmand Torwart τερματοφύλακας arquero, guardameta maalivahti gardien de but vratar portiere ゴールキーパー 골키퍼 keeper keeper bramkarz goleiro, guarda-redes вратарь målvakt ผู้รักษาประตู kaleci thủ môn 守门员
References in classic literature ?
Athos threw a piece of money to the goalkeeper to withdraw.
The Aspire Academy-run Goalkeeper External Potential Programme (GEPP) held an awards ceremony on Wednesday evening to celebrate the young goalkeepers and mark the conclusion of programme's activities this year with the distribution of congratulatory graduation certificates.
LAHORE -- In order to groom goalkeepers on modern lines, Pakistan Hockey Federation is conducting a two-week coaching camp for emerging goalkeepers, both male and female, at Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium, Karachi from Feb 25 to March 10.
LAHORE:Pakistan Hockey Federation will organise two weeks training and coaching camp for budding goalkeepers, both male and female, from Feb 25 to March 10 at Karachi's Abdul Sattar Edhi Hockey Stadium.
Goalkeepers can be matchwinners, points-savers and ultimately trophy winners, even more so than strikers.
For me, he is already one of the best goalkeepers in the world," Guardiola said.
The Saudi Arabia goalkeepers are being put through their paces during the training camp in Riyadh.
After the completion of the deal to bring in Nairobi City Stars, Emmanuel Opiyo, Sofapaka goalkeepers trainer George 'Joshe' Wambugu has said the club may be spoiled for choice in picking the first choice glove-man due to the stiff competition in training.
I have some problems at the back with regard to goalkeepers but these are circumstances that I cannot change.
LAHORE -- Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) on Thursday announced the names of five goalkeepers to attend the national senior hockey camp.
He has one year left on his contract, we have five goalkeepers are the moment," Benitez said of Krul.
Dubai: Eight young goalkeepers representing various clubs from Dubai have been going through an intensive training programme being held under the aegis of the Dubai Sports Council (DSC) at the National Training Centre in Coverciano, Italy.