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Bad news, goalies: Five-hole added to dictionary

Hockey term one of more than 1,000 words added Tuesday

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Goalies around the world must be shuddering at the thought: Merriam-Webster has made five-hole an official word in the dictionary.

The hockey term was added to the dictionary along with more than 1,000 other words on Tuesday.

The noun, officially defined by Merriam-Webster as "the space between the legs of a goaltender," has been commonly used by hockey players, fans, broadcasters and everyone else involved with the game for a long time. The first four holes, of course, are high and low on a goalie's stick side and high and low on the goalie's glove side.

It will now live forever in the dictionary with other hockey phrases like deke, dangle and hat trick.

Binge-watch, photobomb, humblebrag and the political term FLOTUS (first lady of the United States) were also among the words added.

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