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defender

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of defender

  1. someone that protects <one of the traditional roles of an older brother is that of schoolyard defender> Synonyms custodian, protector, guard, guardian, guardian angel, protectionRelated Words bodyguard, champion; lookout, sentinel, sentry, warden, warder, watch, watchdog, watchman; conserver, harborer, keeper, preserver, saver





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