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goaltending

[gohl-ten-ding] /ˈgoʊlˌtɛn dɪŋ/
noun
2.
Basketball. any of several violations that prevent a goal from being scored, occurring when a player interferes with a shot by touching the ball on its downward flight to the basket or while it is over, on, or within the rim of the basket.
Origin of goaltending
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40; goal + tend2 + -ing1
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