Meaning of “goalkeeper” - Learner’s Dictionary

goalkeeper

noun [ C ] uk us /ˈɡəʊlˌkiːpər/ (also US goaltender, us uk /ˈɡəʊlˌtendər/)

B1 the player in a sport such as football who tries to stop the ball going into the goal

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