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defender

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noun de·fend·er \di-ˈfen-dər\

Definition of defender

  1. 1 :  one that defends

  2. 2 :  a player in a sport (as football) assigned to a defensive position



Examples of defender in a sentence

  1. <one of the traditional roles of an older brother is that of schoolyard defender>



14th Century

First Known Use of defender

14th century


DEFENDER Defined for Kids

defender

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noun de·fend·er \di-ˈfen-dər\

Definition of defender for Students

  1. 1 :  a person or thing that protects from danger or attack

  2. 2 :  a player in a sport who tries to keep the other team from scoring




Law Dictionary

defender

noun de·fend·er

Legal Definition of defender

  1. :  a lawyer who represents defendants; especially :  public defender





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