goalkeeper

noun
goal·​keep·​er | \ ˈgōl-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce goalkeeper (audio) \

Definition of goalkeeper

: 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 Peter Schmeichel, the former Denmark goalkeeper and the father of Kasper, disputed UEFA’s characterization that the players insisted on playing. New York Times, 14 June 2021 Louisville also fields recognizable names in talented midfielder Yuki Nagasato and former Portland goalkeeper Michelle Betos. Portland Timbers And Thorns Fc, oregonlive, 4 June 2021 Even in a debut season of misfortune, not even Werner could miss in the 28th minute when presented with an unguarded net to head into from close range after Kai Havertz had lobbed former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and hit the crossbar. Rob Harris, ajc, 6 May 2021 Even in a debut season of misfortune, not even Werner could miss in the 28th minute when presented with an unguarded net to head into from close range after Kai Havertz had lobbed former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and hit the crossbar. Rob Harris, Star Tribune, 5 May 2021 On the under-23 training squad are Revolution defender Henry Kessler and former Harvard goalkeeper Matt Freese. John Powers, BostonGlobe.com, 26 Feb. 2021 The former goalkeeper with a remarkable goalscoring record at times got lauded for his coaching qualities, but often failed to deliver results on the pitch in the top flight. Samindra Kunti, Forbes, 26 Feb. 2021 Zimmerman was the final piece of that puzzle, coming over in mid-February to play behind holding midfielder Anibal Godoy, acquired from San Jose, and former Houston goalkeeper Joe Willis. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 8 Dec. 2020 The score was tied in the final minutes of the second half when Leon’s goalkeeper, Ángel Comizzo, kicked Cruz Azul’s striker, Carlos Hermosillo, in the face. Kate Linthicum, Los Angeles Times, 31 May 2021

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First Known Use of goalkeeper

1789, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jun 2021

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“Goalkeeper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goalkeeper. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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goalkeeper

noun

English Language Learners Definition of goalkeeper

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

goalkeeper

noun
goal·​keep·​er | \ ˈgōl-ˌkē-pər How to pronounce goalkeeper (audio) \

Kids Definition of goalkeeper

: a player who defends a goal

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