Goalkeeper - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡoʊlkiːpər|  American pronunciation of the word goalkeeper
Brit.  |ˈɡəʊlkiːpə|  British pronunciation of the word goalkeeper


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


The kick was palmed away by the goalkeeper.

The goalkeeper dived for the ball but missed it.

The goalkeeper booted the ball upfield.

The goalkeeper played brilliantly.

He was brought down by the goalkeeper and awarded a penalty.

The goalkeeper on that fateful day in 1954 was Fred Martin.

The goalkeeper was felled by a coin thrown from the crowd.

Wright was booked for a foul on the goalkeeper.

The goalkeeper just managed to stop the ball going over the line.

The ball looped over the goalkeeper into the back of the net.

The loss of their goalkeeper through injury was a major setback for the team.

The Arsenal goalkeeper had a mare in the first half.

With only the goalkeeper to beat, he completely muffed his shot.

Are you allowed to pass the ball back to the goalkeeper?

The goalkeeper spent a lot of his time picking the ball out of the back of the net.

Word forms

singular: goalkeeper
plural: goalkeepers
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