man-to-man defense

noun

Definition of man-to-man defense

: a system of defense in various sports (as football and basketball) in which each defensive player guards a specified opponent — compare zone defense

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“Man-to-man defense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/man-to-man%20defense. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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