Noun goaltender has 2 senses
  1. goalkeeper, goalie, goaltender, netkeeper, netminder - the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal
    --1 is a kind of soccer player; hockey player, ice-hockey player
  2. goalkeeper, goalie, goaltender, netkeeper - the defensive position on an ice hockey or soccer or lacrosse team who stands in front of the goal and tries to prevent opposing players from scoring
    --2 is a kind of position