Definition of goaltending in US English:

goaltending

noun

  • 1Soccer Hockey
    The action of stopping the ball or puck from entering the goal.

  • 2Basketball
    A violation in which a defensive player interferes with a shot when it is on its downward arc or is on or over the rim.

    • ‘Concentrate on established U.S. players overseas, guys who know from the weird goaltending of international hoops.’

Pronunciation

goaltending

/ˈɡōlˌtendiNG/