netminder

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net +‎ minder

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netminder (plural netminders)

  1. (ice hockey, field hockey) A goalie.
    • 1931 April 6, “Hockey Review”, page 18:
      Clint Benedict, Windsor goalie, was the lone netminder to suffer a penalty.
    • 2009 January 27, Paul Hunter, “Apprentice plan for Pogge”, Toronto Star:
      Wilson said starting tonight against the Wild makes sense because his other two netminders have both been off the ice since last Wednesday's shootout loss to the Bruins because of the all-star break.

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