blueliner

noun
blue·​lin·​er | \ ˈblü-ˌlī-nər How to pronounce blueliner (audio) \

Definition of blueliner

: a defenseman in ice hockey

Examples of blueliner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hall worked net front, with Pastrnak sliding back toward the blue liner. BostonGlobe.com, 30 Sep. 2021 Stars defenseman Jani Hakanpää has a broken pinky finger, coach Rick Bowness said Wednesday morning, but the hulking blue liner is still expected to be ready for the start of the regular season on Oct. 14. Matthew Defranks, Dallas News, 29 Sep. 2021 The exercise would have been easier had the Oil not lost UFA blue liner Adam Larsson to the Kraken. BostonGlobe.com, 18 Sep. 2021 Power, a 6-foot-5-inch blue liner with high-end mobility, ranked as the top North American skater by NHL Central Scouting and Canadian outlets Sportsnet and TSN. BostonGlobe.com, 27 May 2021 The 6-foot-3, 223-pound Pateryn, 30, is a legitimate NHL depth blue liner having played 278 career games with Montreal, Minnesota, Dallas and Colorado. Ross Mckeon, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Apr. 2021 Second-year blue liner Mario Ferraro took another step. Ross Mckeon, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 May 2021 Amid the Blueshirt surge, second-year blue liner Adam Fox, ex- of Harvard, has emerged as a bona fide Norris Trophy candidate as the game’s top defenseman. BostonGlobe.com, 1 May 2021 We're also served up some vintage beauty moments from the woman who gave us '80s blue liner and pageboy crops. Elle Turner, Glamour, 16 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of blueliner

1974, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

11 Oct 2021

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“Blueliner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blueliner. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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