Goalie - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡoʊli|  American pronunciation of the word goalie
Brit.  |ˈɡəʊli|  British pronunciation of the word goalie


- the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal (syn: goalkeeper, goaltender, netkeeper, netminder)
- 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, goaltender, netkeeper)


He powered the ball past the goalie.

The goalie made a spectacular save.

She chipped the soccer ball over the goalie's head.

If a goalie saves 96 out of 100 shots, his save percentage is 96 percent.

The goalie blanked the Falcons for two periods in the hockey game.

The goalie deflected the ball with his hands.

The ball deflected off the goalie's shoulder.

He scored with a header past the goalie.

...we ended up skunking them, as our goalie was able to prevent the other team from scoring a single goal...

The goalie's done a super job.

...the defense managed to beat off those offensive players who were taking shots at the goalie...

the goalie made a brilliant save

Word forms

singular: goalie
plural: goalies
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