1. [ noun ] (sport,ice hockey,soccer) 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
Synonyms: goaltender netkeeper goalie
Related terms: position
2. [ noun ] (sport,ice hockey,soccer,games) the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal
Synonyms: goaltender netkeeper netminder goalie
Related terms: soccer_player hockey_player