Definitions for "Goalkeeper"
Keywords:  goalie, keeper, soccer, hockey, puck
One of the team's 11 players, defender of the goal. He is the only player who can use his or her hand to play the ball except for a throw-in.
The player positioned in the goalmouth that tries to stop the ball from crossing the goal-line. The keepers are the only player on the field allowed to use their hands, but only inside the 18-yard penalty area. If a keeper uses their hands outside of the penalty area, the other team is awarded a free kick, and the goalkeeper is ejected from the game for an intentional handball.
the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal
Keywords:  scapegoat, convenient
a very convenient scapegoat