net·​mind·​er ˈnet-ˌmīn-dər How to pronounce netminder (audio)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Bruins have a solid contingency plan in net in Swayman, who has posted four shutouts since Jan. 1, but Ullmark has held court as arguably the most consistent netminder in the league throughout the 2022-23 season. Conor Ryan,, 12 Apr. 2023 The New York netminder is 1-3-1 with a .890 save percentage in his past five starts against New Jersey, allowing over 3.5 goals per game. Tanner Mcgrath, Chicago Tribune, 18 Apr. 2023 Jeremy Swayman won the Pride of Alaska men’s division after the 24-year-old goaltender for the Boston Bruins made the NHL’s All-Rookie Team, establishing himself as one of the best netminders in state history. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Apr. 2023 The 29-year-old is one of the hardest-working netminders in the league, leading the NHL is saves for each of the past four seasons. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 31 Mar. 2023 Marchand gave Jake DeBrusk an open-net chance at the left post, but DeBrusk shoveled it into the arm of the scrambling netminder. Globe Staff,, 28 Dec. 2022 Hintz faked a shot, then beat the All-Star netminder with a backhand. Dallas News, 9 Feb. 2022 That was one of four shutouts for the Russian netminder, good for fourth in the league this season, despite just 23 starts. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 30 Mar. 2023 Those staying in rhythm included netminder Jeremy Swayman, who made 30 saves. Matt Porter,, 13 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of netminder was in 1937

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“Netminder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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