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Goa·lie De·fined

goal·ie
Pronunciation: 'gO-lE  
Function: noun
Date: 1921
: GOALKEEPER

goal·keep·er
Pronunciation: 'gOl-"kE-p&r  
Function: noun
Date: 1658
: a player who defends the goal in any of various games (as hockey, lacrosse, or soccer)

la·crosse
Pronunciation: l&-'kros  
Function: noun
Etymology: Canadian French la crosse, literally, the crosier
Date: 1718
: a goal game in which players use a long-handled stick that has a triangular head with a mesh pouch for catching, carrying, and throwing the ball

Pronunciation Key
\&\ as a and u in abut
\g\ as g in go
\&r\ as ur/er in further
\E\ as ea in easy
\O\ as o in go

By permission. From Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary ©2003, www.Merriam-Webster.com by Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

 

 

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