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English definition of “goalkeeper”

goalkeeper

noun [C]   /ˈɡəʊlˌkiː.pər/ US  /ˈɡoʊlˌkiː.pɚ/ UK (informal goalie, US goaltender)
B1 the player who stands in the team's goal to try to stop the other team from scoringCompetitors and participants in sports and games
(Definition of goalkeeper noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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