defenseman

noun de·fense·man \ -mən , -ˌman \
|Updated on: 10 Aug 2018

Definition of defenseman

: a player in a sport (such as hockey) who is assigned to a defensive zone or position

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First Known Use of defenseman

1877

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  • : a player in a sport (such as hockey) who tries to stop the other team from scoring


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