usage note
This word is often preceded by the definite article when used as a proper noun.
el cancerbero, la cancerbera
masculine or feminine noun
1. (sports) 
Gracias a la pericia del cancerbero, el equipo contrario no marcó ningún gol.Thanks to the goalkeeper's skill, the rival team didn't score a single goal.
proper noun
2. (mythology) 
a. Cerberus 
Sabían que el Cancerbero pretendería cerrarles el paso al tratar de salir de Hades.They knew Cerberus would attempt to block their path when they tried to leave Hades.
1. (en fútbol) 
a. goalkeeper 
1 (guardameta) goalkeeper
2 (Mitología)
el Cancerbero Cerberus
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