backliner

noun
back·​lin·​er | \ˈbak-ˌlī-nər \
plural backliners

Definition of backliner 

: a defensive player on a team's back line (as in ice hockey or soccer) : defenseman David … has emerged as a reliable puck-moving backliner.— Pierre McGuire, Sports Illustrated, 12 Apr. 1999

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First Known Use of backliner

1927, in the meaning defined above

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