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Definition of the noun goalie

What does goalie mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: goalies

  1. the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal
  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

Specialised definition of the noun goalie

Glossary of sports

in the goal games, the player of a team who protects the goal of his team; his task is to prevent the opponent from scoring goals. Special rules apply for the goalie in the respective sport disciplines, e.g. the goalie has special protective rights in his own goal zone (soccer, ice-hockey), he is permitted to touch the ball within the penalty zone with his hands (soccer) or legs (handball). (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / hockey / ice hockey

the heavily padded player who guards the goal; prevents opponents from scoring by stopping the puck any way he can

Glossary of sports / soccer

short for goalkeeper (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

the player positioned directly in front of the goal who tries to prevent shots from getting into the net behind him; the only player allowed to use his hands and arms, though only within the penalty area


Who is Goalie?

Goalie a.k.a. Goaltender: In ice hockey, the goaltender, also known colloquially as the goalie, is the player who defends their team's goal net by stopping shots of the puck from entering their team's net, thus preventing the opposing team from scoring. The goalie usually plays in or near the area in front of the net called the goal crease. Goalies tend to stay at or beyond the top of the crease to cut down on the angle of shots. Because of the power of shots, the goaltender wears special equipment designed to protect the body from direct impact. The goalie is one of the most valuable players on the ice, as their performance can greatly change the outcome or score of the game. Only one goalie is allowed to be on the ice for each team at any given time.


  1. Goalie is a fictional character from the 2007 film Get Set Goal.
  2. Goalie is a fictional character from the 2003 film Stuck on You.
  3. Goalie is a fictional character from the 2011 film Breakaway.
  4. Goalie is a fictional character from the 2007 film The Lookout.
  5. Goalie is a fictional film character.
  6. Goalie is a fictional character from the 2014 film Der Goalie bin ig.
  7. Goalie is a fictional character from the 1977 film Slap Shot.
  8. Goalie is a fictional film character.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Goalie

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Google previewConfident Coach's Guide to Teaching Lacrosse (2006)

From Basic Fundamentals To Advanced Player Skills And Team Strategies by Daniel Morris

Basically, being a goalie means being a leader, not only in the sense that the goalie is the leader of the defense, vocally shouting ball position and defensive sets, ...

Google previewThe Season (2008)

A Blueprint for Hockey Coaches by Doug Ringrose

Change your goaltender — Sometimes your goalie is having a bad game, sometimes the team is playing poorly and other times there is just a string of bad luck but whatever the reason, changing the goalie is a strategy that may be employed ...

Google previewSpartan Sports Encyclopedia (2014)

A History of the Michigan State Men's Athletic Program, 2nd Edition by Jack Seibold

Goalie Bob Essensa turned back19shots. Basketball— January 10,1987 (H): Behinda stellar performance from DarrylJohnson, theSpartans.

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

soccer, association football; forward, striker, lineman, defender, goalie; penalty kick, free kick; goal. Slang, kicking the bladder. f. bowling, kegling, tenpin, candlepin, duckpin, or fivepin bowling, lawn bowling, bowls; alley, ...

Google previewThe New Biographical Dictionary of Film (2014)

Sixth Edition by David Thomson


But ithad an extraordinary visualcapacity for revealing the alienation ofthebeaten goalie,and the violence that awaits him.

Google previewOxford English Mini Dictionary (2013)

by Charlotte Buxton

goalie n. informal a goalkeeper. goat n. an animal with horns, often kept for milk. goatee n. a small pointed beard. gob n. informal a person's mouth. gobble v. 1 eat hurriedly and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States (2000)

by George B. Kirsch, Othello Harris, Claire Elaine Nolte

goalie George Kulishenko; winger Jimmy Stachrewsky; fullback Myron Krasij; fullback Myron Worobec; center-halfback Nick Krat; goalie Orest Banach; fullback George Chapla; and forward Walter Chyzowych,* who later served ...

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Your best penalty killer is your goalie. (Dave Allison)
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Scrabble value of G2O1A1L1I1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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