blue·lin·er | \ˈblü-ˌlī-nər \

Definition of blueliner 

: a defenseman in ice hockey

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Yandle ranked seventh among blue liners with 48 assists. Matthew Defranks,, "Panthers 'have it in our budget' to pursue high-end free agents this summer, Dale Tallon says," 30 Apr. 2018 Rather than applying blue all over your eyes, try a blue liner. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "Kim Kardashian West’s Makeup Artist on Drugstore Beauty and the Best Acne Treatment," 20 Apr. 2018 Brightening swipes of pigment bordered eyes at Dior, a notion echoed by makeup artist Isamaya French for H&M, lash lines etched in blue liner that took its cues from Japanese minimalism. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "8 Colorful Makeup Ideas Worth Stealing From the Fall 2018 Runway," 1 Mar. 2018 At the Toronto premiere of Unicorn Store, makeup artist Rachel Goodwin set off the actress and director's brown eyes with a chunky rim of iridescent mint blue liner. Hannah Morrill, Allure, "9 Metallic Makeup Looks You’ll Want to Try Now," 23 Feb. 2018 Against New Jersey, Methot played 24 shifts and returned to the penalty kill, a role which might be where the veteran blue liner does his best work. Stephen Hunt, star-telegram, "Methot’s return solidifies Dallas Stars on defense," 10 Jan. 2018 Four goals was coincidentally enough to lead blue liners before Friday as the trio of pace-setters included Brandon Montour, Mikhail Sergachev and Alex Pietrangelo — the most familiar of the three. Ross Mckeon, San Francisco Chronicle, "Sharks’ Brent Burns shooting more than ever, but no goals yet," 3 Nov. 2017 After a dozen games last season Burns had four goals on 69 shots on his way to leading all blue liners with 29 goals and all skaters with 320 shots. Ross Mckeon, San Francisco Chronicle, "Sharks’ Brent Burns shooting more than ever, but no goals yet," 3 Nov. 2017

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1974, in the meaning defined above

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