Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “goaltender”


noun [C]     /ˈɡəʊlˌten.dər/ US  /ˈɡoʊlˌten.dɚ/
the person who stands in goal in ice hockey (= a game played by two teams on ice) and tries to stop the opposing team from scoringHockeyGeneral terms used in ball sports US a goalkeeperCompetitors and participants in sports and games
(Definition of goaltender noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of goaltender

More definitions for “goaltender”

Translations of “goaltender”

Word of the Day


showing a wish to help or bring advantages to others, even if it results in disadvantage for yourself

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More