goalkeeper


goalkeeper

goalkeeper [gohl-kee-per] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. (in ice hockey, field hockey, lacrosse, soccer, etc.) a player whose chief duty is to prevent the ball or puck from crossing or entering the goal.

Origin of goalkeeper First recorded in 1650–60; goal + keeper Related formsgoal·keep·ing, noun Examples from the Web for goalkeeper Contemporary Examples of goalkeeper

  • Now, the goalkeeper is out with a memoir about his life until that point: The Keeper: A Life of Saving Goals and Achieving Them.

    Tim Howard’s Wall of Intensity

    William O’Connor

    December 22, 2014

  • United States goalkeeper Tim Howard on why soccer struggles in America and how he essentially chose his career over his wife.

    Tim Howard’s Wall of Intensity

    William O’Connor

    December 22, 2014

  • In a flash he deflects the shot, with the speed of instinct, right past the goalkeeper.

    Is Soccer Great Lionel Messi Corrupt?

    Jack Holmes

    December 8, 2014

  • The best player was Manuel Neuer, Germany’s goalkeeper, but ‘keepers are seldom lauded in this way.

    Germany Wins, World Cup Justice Is Served

    Tunku Varadarajan

    July 13, 2014

  • But Silva, hapless Silva, got his merely for tangling with the Colombian goalkeeper in a clumsy melee of limbs.

    Brazil and Colombia Bring the Ugly Game

    Tunku Varadarajan

    July 4, 2014

  • Historical Examples of goalkeeper

  • The opponents’ goalkeeper shall not advance beyond his goal line.

    Association Football

    John Cameron

  • It is also important to know when to pass back to the goalkeeper, and to do so correctly.

    Association Football

    John Cameron

  • By doing so he gives the goalkeeper no possible chance of knowing where it is going.

    Association Football

    John Cameron

  • If the half-back makes a mistake it can be rectified by the man behind him, but if the goalkeeper makes a blunder it is fatal.

    Association Football

    John Cameron

  • I have often seen a goal scored simply through a poor return by the goalkeeper.

    Association Football

    John Cameron

  • British Dictionary definitions for goalkeeper goalkeeper noun

    1. sport a player in the goal whose duty is to prevent the ball, puck, etc, from entering or crossing it

    Derived Formsgoalkeeping, noun

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