Definition of defender noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dɪˈfendə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈfendər//
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  1. 1a player who must stop the other team from scoring in games such as football (soccer ), hockey, etc. See related entries: Soccer
  2. 2a person who defends and believes in protecting something a passionate defender of human rights
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French defendeor.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: defender

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