noseguard

noun
nose·​guard | \ ˈnōz-ˌgärd How to pronounce noseguard (audio) \

Definition of noseguard

: a defensive lineman in football who plays opposite the offensive center

Examples of noseguard in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Haggins was an All-American noseguard for the Seminoles under Bobby Bowden from 1985-89. Luis Torres, orlandosentinel.com, "FSU coach Mike Norvell retains assistant Odell Haggins, reportedly hires offensive coordinator," 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, "Big man on campus? Auburn High lineman gains recruiting attention," 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, "Rating The Broncos: Phillip Lindsay’s second-effort yards, rush defense highlight shutout of Titans," 14 Oct. 2019 Hawthorne, a noseguard who was a key part of three consecutive Rattlers' ArenaBowl victories, will have his No. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Anttaj Hawthorne becomes 4th Arizona Rattler to enter Ring of Honor," 8 May 2018 Louisiana at Lafayette signed Garror out of McGill-Toolen and big noseguard Timaje Porter out of Theodore. Ben Thomas, AL.com, "Wrapping up NSD on the Coast: News, surprises and steals for 2018," 8 Feb. 2018 Bosa had to stay as Ohio State for his third season, Chase Young is ready to start in his second year, and Robert Landers may prove to be a menace as a noseguard who can provide pressure himself. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland.com, "Nick Bosa can predict 'best pass-rushing unit ever' thanks to Dre'Mont Jones," 21 Jan. 2018 McGill-Toolen noseguard Darrius Cox didn't want to wait any longer to make his college decision. Ben Thomas, AL.com, "McGill-Toolen noseguard Darrius Cox commits to SEC East school," 4 Apr. 2018 Hawthorne, a noseguard who was a key part of three consecutive Rattlers' ArenaBowl victories, will have his No. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Anttaj Hawthorne becomes 4th Arizona Rattler to enter Ring of Honor," 8 May 2018

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Noseguard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noseguard. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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noseguard

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English Language Learners Definition of noseguard

American football : a defensive player who plays in a position that is directly opposite the offensive center

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