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Definition of goalkeeper noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

goalkeeper

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈɡoʊlˌkipər//
 
(informal goalie
NAmE//ˈɡoʊli//
 
, goaltender, keeper)
 
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(in soccer, hockey, etc.) a player whose job is to stop the ball from going into his or her own team's goal
goalkeeping
 
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noun [uncountable] goalkeeping techniques
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: goalkeeper