nose·​guard ˈnōz-ˌgärd How to pronounce noseguard (audio)
: a defensive lineman in football who plays opposite the offensive center

Examples of noseguard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The noseguard is really good. Ben Thomas |, al, 5 Oct. 2021 Higgins said Keenum also will play some noseguard for Mars Hill this season. Ben Thomas |, al, 9 July 2022 With the game tied at 17 with six minutes remaining, UTSA noseguard Jaylon Haynes recovered a fumble by Southern Miss quarterback Antavious Willis at the Golden Eagles’ 35. Raul Dominguez,, 13 Nov. 2021 Junior noseguard Gavin Peacock had 11 tackles, including three for losses against Seminole Ridge, while junior Jordan Clemons (57 yards rushing, 50 yards in kick returns, 7 yards receiving) accounted for the Cobras’ only score. Gary Curerri,, 26 Oct. 2021 Haggins was an All-American noseguard for the Seminoles under Bobby Bowden from 1985-89. Luis Torres,, 9 Dec. 2019 Bradley spent most of the night blocking 6-foot-2, 282-pound noseguard Desmond Simpson, a college prospect in his own right. al, 22 Nov. 2019 The run defense has been transformed by Mike Purcell’s addition at noseguard, which has moved Shelby Harris to defensive end. Ryan O’Halloran, The Denver Post, 14 Oct. 2019 Hawthorne, a noseguard who was a key part of three consecutive Rattlers' ArenaBowl victories, will have his No. Richard Obert, azcentral, 8 May 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of noseguard was in 1950

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“Noseguard.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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