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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.
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.
Anfield is far from alone in undervaluing the role of goalkeeper.
It is a difficult job being a goalkeeper or centrehalf at Liverpool because no-one forgives you one mistake," said Klopp.
Guwahati (Assam) [India] Dec 08 ( ANI ): Despite being aware of the goalkeeper crisis at Bengaluru FC, NorthEast United FC coach Joao de Deus has warned that his side will not be at an advantage in Friday's Indian Super League (ISL) clash here at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium.
LAHORE -- Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) on Thursday announced the names of five goalkeepers to attend the national senior hockey camp.
Matz Sels was brought into the club this summer, making the Belgian the fifth goalkeeper in the squad along with Krul, Karl Darlow, Freddie Woodman and the currently-injured Rob Elliot.
FIGC coaches Gaetano and Gianmario Petrelli have been putting the goalkeepers and a few goalkeeper coaches through their paces during two sessions every day.
He will spend the week with Richard Beale's squad and work with the other goalkeeper, Jake Weaver.
The goalkeeper I trained for 10 years, MichelVorm, is now playing for the English club Tottenham Hotspur and the Netherlands national team.
I don't think you can blame Ospina, he made some great saves goalkeeper saves.
I'm absolutely satisfied with our goalkeeper situation," said manager Klopp.