"goaltender" in the noun sense
1. goalkeeper, goalie, goaltender, netkeeper, netminder
the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal
2. goalkeeper, goalie, goaltender, netkeeper
the defensive position on an ice hockey or soccer or lacrosse team who stands in front of the goal and tries to prevent opposing players from scoring
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