goalkeeper

noun

goal·​keep·​er ˈgōl-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce goalkeeper (audio)
: a player who defends the goal in any of various games (such as hockey, lacrosse, or soccer)

Examples of goalkeeper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Veteran goalkeeper Tim Melia challenged his teammates to look inward. Daniel Sperry, Kansas City Star, 16 May 2024 The goalkeeper understands the high price soccer can demand of players who want to win championships in the increasingly competitive women’s game. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for goalkeeper 

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Word History

First Known Use

1789, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of goalkeeper was in 1789

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“Goalkeeper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goalkeeper. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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goalkeeper

noun
goal·​keep·​er ˈgōl-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce goalkeeper (audio)
: a player who defends the goal in various games

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