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Related to goaltender: goalkeeper
(Hockey (Field & Ice)) ice hockey US a goalkeeper
(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.
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|Noun||1.||goaltender - the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal|
soccer player - an athlete who plays soccer
|2.||goaltender - 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?"