1 the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal [syn: goalkeeper, goaltender, netkeeper, netminder]
2 the defensive position on an ice hockey or soccer or lacrosse team who stands in front of the goal and tries to prevent opposing players from scoring [syn: goalkeeper, goaltender, netkeeper]
Etymologygoal + -ie
- ''See also goalkeeper for translations.
colloquial form of goalkeeper or goaltender
Goalie may refer to: