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definition of the word goaltender

by the Wiktionnary

goal” + “tend” + “-er

Singular
goaltender

Plural
goaltenders

goaltender (plural goaltenders)

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

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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