defenseman

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noun de·fense·man \-mən, -ˌman\

Definition of defenseman

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

1895

First Known Use of defenseman

1895


DEFENSEMAN Defined for English Language Learners

defenseman

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noun de·fense·man \-mən, -ˌman\

Definition of defenseman for English Language Learners

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


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