defender

noun de·fend·er \ di-ˈfen-dər \
Updated on: 27 May 2018

Definition of defender

1 : one that defends
2 : a player in a sport (such 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

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Origin and Etymology of defender

Middle English defendour, defender, borrowed from Anglo-French defendour, defendur, from defend-, stem of defendre "to defend" + -our, -ur 1-or


DEFENDER Defined for Kids

defender

noun de·fend·er \ di-ˈfen-dər \

Definition of defender for Students

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

: a lawyer who represents defendants; especially : public defender


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