goaltender

noun goal·tend·er \ ˈgōl-ˌten-dər \
Updated on: 17 Nov 2017

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First Known Use of goaltender

1882


GOALTENDER Defined for English Language Learners

goaltender

noun

Definition of goaltender for English Language Learners

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


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goaltender

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