goaltender

[gohl-ten-der]
noun

Origin:
1905–10; goal + tender3

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To goaltender
WordNet
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
WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
We've got a goaltender that came in relief and he's done really well.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature