- (sports) a designated player that protects a goal by attempting to prevent the opposing team from scoring.
Etymology: goal + keep + -er
- Dutch: keeper m, f, doelwachter , doelwachtster , doelman
- French: gardien de but , gardien , goal
- German: Torwart , Torwartin , Torhí¼ter , Torhí¼terin , Tormann
- Italian: portiere
- Spanish: portero, guardameta
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for goalkeeper for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.