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"goalkeeper" in British English

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goalkeepernoun [C]

uk   /ˈɡəʊlˌkiː.pər/  us   /ˈɡoʊlˌkiː.pɚ/ (informal goalie , US also goaltender)
B1 (in some ​sports) the ​player who ​stands in the team's ​goal to ​try to ​stop the other ​team from ​scoring

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(Definition of goalkeeper from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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goalkeepernoun [C]

 us   /ˈɡoʊlˌki·pər/ (infml goalie,  /ˈɡoʊ·li/ )
in some ​sports such as ​soccer and ​hockey, the ​player whose ​responsibility is to ​prevent the other ​team from ​scoring
(Definition of goalkeeper from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “goalkeeper”
in Arabic حارِس مَرْمى…
in Korean 골키퍼…
in Portuguese goleiro, -a…
in Catalan porter, -a…
in Japanese ゴールキーパー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 守门员…
in Turkish kaleci, kale bekçisi…
in Russian вратарь…
in Chinese (Traditional) 守門員…
in Italian portiere…
in Polish bramkarz…
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