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Words nearby goaltender
What does goaltender mean?
Goaltender can be used to refer to the position or the player. A goaltender might say they play goaltender. A common informal word for goaltender is goalie. The word goaltender is commonly used in ice hockey and lacrosse. In soccer (football), this position is usually called goalkeeper, goalie, or keeper.
The word goaltending can refer to acting as a goaltender, but it is also used in a more specific way in basketball (which does not have a goaltender or goalkeeper position). In basketball, goaltending refers to a rules violation in which 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.
Example: When I played hockey, I was the goaltender, and I was pretty good, especially because I was quick.
Where does goaltender come from?
In a lot of sports, the object of the game is to get the ball or puck into the goal. And in most of those sports, there is someone there to guard the goal and try to prevent that from happening: the goalkeeper or goaltender. In these sports, players are typically not allowed to touch the ball or puck with their hands, with the exception of the goaltender (under certain circumstances). Goaltenders usually stay right in front of the goal in order to block shots by the opposing team. They’re often known for their quickness and agility. Because they have to stand in the way of hard projectiles, goaltenders in ice hockey, field hockey, and lacrosse usually wear a mask and other padded equipment.
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What are some other forms related to goaltender?
- goaltending (continuous tense verb, noun)
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How is goaltender used in real life?
Goaltenders are very commonly called goalies. The term goaltender is especially used in ice hockey.
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Is goaltender used correctly in the following sentence?
Our team needs a goaltender—can you play?