goaltender

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Etymology[edit]

goal” + “tend” + “-er

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goaltender (plural goaltenders)

  1. (sports) a designated player that attempts to prevent the opposing team from scoring by protecting a goal.

Usage notes[edit]

In ice hockey and lacrosse goaltender is the correct term and in most other sports goalkeeper is the correct term. However, the terms are often used interchangeably.

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