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 for Goal keeper
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Goal \Goal\, n. [F. gaule pole, Prov. F. waule, of German
     origin; cf. Fries. walu staff, stick, rod, Goth. walus, Icel.
     v["o]lr a round stick; prob. akin to E. wale.]
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     1. The mark set to bound a race, and to or around which the
        constestants run, or from which they start to return to it
        again; the place at which a race or a journey is to end.
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              Part curb their fiery steeds, or shun the goal
              With rapid wheels.                    --Milton.
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     2. The final purpose or aim; the end to which a design tends,
        or which a person aims to reach or attain.
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              Each individual seeks a several goal. --Pope.
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     3. A base, station, or bound used in various games as the
        point or object which a team must reach in order to score
        points; in certain games, the point which the ball or puck
        must pass in order for points to be scored. In football,
        it is a line between two posts across which the ball must
        pass in order to score points; in soccer or ice hockey, it
        is a net at each end of the soccer field into which the
        soccer ball or hocjey puck must be propelled; in
        basketball, it is the basket[7] suspended from the
        backboard, through which the basketball must pass.
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     4. (Sport) The act or instance of propelling the ball or puck
        into or through the goal[3], thus scoring points; as, to
        score a goal.
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     Goal keeper, (Sport) the player charged with the defense of
        the goal, such as in soccer or ice hockey.
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