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, 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 Louisiana at Lafayette signed Garror out of McGill-Toolen and big noseguard Timaje Porter out of Theodore. Ben Thomas, AL.com, 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, 21 Jan. 2018 McGill-Toolen noseguard Darrius Cox didn't want to wait any longer to make his college decision. Ben Thomas, AL.com, 4 Apr. 2018 Hawthorne, a noseguard who was a key part of three consecutive Rattlers' ArenaBowl victories, will have his No. Richard Obert, azcentral, 8 May 2018

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First Known Use of noseguard

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 1 Aug. 2021.

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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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