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Definition of goalkeeper noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

goalkeeper

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡəʊlkiːpə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡoʊlkiːpər//
 
(informal goalie
BrE BrE//ˈɡəʊli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡoʊli//
 
, informal keeper, North American English also goaltender)
Soccer
 
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(in football (soccer ), hockey, etc.) a player whose job is to stop the ball from going into his or her own team’s goal He now plays as goalkeeper for Liverpool. The England goalkeeper played brilliantly. See related entries: Soccer
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: goalkeeper