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A player assigned to protect the goal in various sports. Also called goalie, goaltender, netkeeper, netminder.
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(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
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(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.
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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?"
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حَارِسُ الـمَرْمَىحامي المَرْمى
thủ môn


[ˈgəʊlˌkiːpəʳ] Nportero/a m/f, guardameta mf, arquero m (LAm)
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[ˈgəʊlkiːpər] ngardien m de but
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[ˈgəʊlˌkiːpəʳ] nportiere m
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(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).
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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
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References in classic literature ?
Athos threw a piece of money to the goalkeeper to withdraw.
You will see, in the first place, that the sixth-form boy, who has the charge of goal, has spread his force (the goalkeepers) so as to occupy the whole space behind the goal-posts, at distances of about five yards apart.
LAHORE -- Pakistan Hockey Federation will establish goalkeepers coaching camp for grooming goalkeepers on modern scientific lines here from August 19 here National hockey stadium.
She is currently attending the special goalkeeper's camp at Sports Authority of India (SAI), Bengaluru.
However, the report claims Sunderland are holding out for five times that amount and have put a PS5m price tag on the former Burton Albion goalkeeper.
Goalkeepers at the women's World Cup will not be booked for stepping off the goalline during penalty shootouts after the International Football Association Board (IFAB) approved FIFA's request for a temporary dispensation from the rule.
Gloves are a part of equipment used by soccer goalkeepers. Soccer goalkeepers wear gloves, for improving their grip, and prevent themselves from any injury.
Summary: Gloves are a part of equipment used by soccer goalkeepers. Soccer goalkeepers wear gloves, for improving their grip, and prevent themselves from any injury.
Almunia knows exactly what is required to succeed as a goalkeeper having represented Arsenal and other clubs in Spain during his 19-year playing career.
Legendary USSR goalkeeper Lev Yashin is considered by most football experts as the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the sport.
Munich goalkeeper Manuel Noir, Athletic Madrid keeper Jan Oblak and