1920–25; goal + -ie

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goalie (ˈɡəʊlɪ)
informal short for goalkeeper

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Example sentences
All you have to do is run down the field, without dropping it or allowing it to
  be knocked down, and flip it past the goalie.
But of course, no trainer would make such a promise to one goalie since it
  would be too great a disincentive to the others.
The hockey and goalie sticks, shafts and blades come in various shapes, sizes
  and colors.
Officials have been requested to be realistic and fair with regard to goalie
  contact from offensive players.
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