goalkeeper vs goaltender what difference

what is difference between goalkeeper and goaltender

English

Alternative forms

  • goal-keeper, goal keeper

Etymology

From goal +‎ keeper.

Pronunciation

Noun

goalkeeper (plural goalkeepers)

  1. (sports) a designated player that attempts to prevent the opposing team from scoring by protecting a goal.
    Synonyms: goalie, goalminder, goaltender, keeper, netkeeper, netminder

Usage notes

  • In ice hockey and lacrosse goaltender is the correct term and in most other sports goalkeeper is the correct term. However, the terms are often used interchangeably.

Translations

Anagrams

  • gaolkeeper


English

Etymology

goal +‎ tender

Noun

goaltender (plural goaltenders)

  1. (sports) a designated player that attempts to prevent the opposing team from scoring by protecting a goal.

Usage notes

In ice hockey and lacrosse goaltender is the correct term and in most other sports goalkeeper is the correct term. However, the terms are often used interchangeably.

Synonyms

  • goalie
  • goalkeeper
  • keeper
  • netkeeper
  • netminder

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