Meaning of “goalkeeper” in the English Dictionary

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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

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  • From the original 20-player group, only the goalkeeper had made it.

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

"goalkeeper" in American English

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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)