goalkeepernoun [C]uk /ˈɡəʊlˌkiː.pər/ us /ˈɡoʊlˌkiː.pɚ/ (informal goalie , US also goaltender)
- For a goalkeeper, it's a great advantage to have big hands.
- The crowd cheered as the goalkeeper deflected the shot.
- The goalkeeper denied him his third goal.
- They're a fairly good team - their only weak link is a relatively inexperienced goalkeeper.
- The goalkeeper made a great save in the last minute of the match.