Meaning of goaltending


Pronunciation: (gōl'ten"ding), [key]
— n.
  1. goalkeeping.
  2. any of several violations that prevent a goal from being scored, occurring when a player interferes with a shot by touching the ball on its downward flight to the basket or while it is over, on, or within the rim of the basket.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.