goal·​tend·​er ˈgōl-ˌten-dər How to pronounce goaltender (audio)

Examples of goaltender in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not to be outdone, goaltender Filip Gustavsson rose to the occasion, too, posting 27 saves for the Wild. Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, 13 Feb. 2024 Lorentz takes shot after shot on Bobrovsky, getting the three-time All-Star and two-time Vezina Award-winning goaltender loose for the hour or so of practice that is about to ensue. Jordan McPherson, Miami Herald, 13 Feb. 2024 Wichita actually doubled Kansas City’s shots-on-goal output for the game, but Mavericks goaltender Jack LaFontaine stopped a club season-best 45 shots. Zach Welch, Kansas City Star, 5 Feb. 2024 Briefly The Wild on Sunday reassigned forward Jake Lucchini and goaltender Jesper Wallstedt to AHL Iowa. John Shipley, Twin Cities, 28 Jan. 2024 Strome made a move on Saros before slipping a backhand between the goaltender’s pads. Los Angeles Times, 10 Jan. 2024 Matthew Herr, a former Capitals player who now works for the National Hockey League, joined in, helping a few of the young players adjust their grip and occasionally acting as a goaltender. Nicole Asbury, Washington Post, 4 Jan. 2024 Freshman goaltender Ava McNaughton finished with 16 saves and fell four minutes short of getting the shutout. Journal Sentinel, 7 Jan. 2024 Also Thursday, goaltender Cam Talbot was named to the All-Star team for the Feb. 3 festivities in Toronto. Helene Elliott, Los Angeles Times, 5 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of goaltender was in 1882

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“Goaltender.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goaltender. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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