goalkeeper

noun goal·keep·er \ ˈgōl-ˌkē-pər \
Updated on: 12 Apr 2018

Definition of goalkeeper

: a player who defends the goal in any of various games (such as hockey, lacrosse, or soccer)

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First Known Use of goalkeeper

1789


GOALKEEPER Defined for English Language Learners

goalkeeper

Definition of goalkeeper for English Language Learners

  • : a player who defends the goal in various games (especially soccer)


GOALKEEPER Defined for Kids

goalkeeper

noun goal·keep·er \ ˈgōl-ˌkē-pər \

Definition of goalkeeper for Students

: a player who defends a goal


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