AskDefine | Define goalie

Dictionary Definition



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]

User Contributed Dictionary



  • a UK /ˈgəʊl.i/, /"g@Ul.i/
  • Rhymes with: -əʊli


goal + -ie


''See also goalkeeper for translations.
colloquial form of goalkeeper or goaltender

Extensive Definition

Goalie may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

advance guard, armed guard, bank guard, coast guard, cordon, cordon sanitaire, garrison, goalkeeper, goaltender, guard, guarder, guardsman, inlying picket, jailer, outguard, outpost, picket, rear guard, security guard, train guard, van, vanguard, warder
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