goal tender

goaltender

[gohl-ten-der]
noun

Origin:
1905–10; goal + tender3

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goaltender

noun
1. the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal [syn: goalkeeper
2. the defensive position on an ice hockey or soccer or lacrosse team who stands in front of the goal and tries to prevent opposing players from scoring [syn: goalkeeper
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