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

Definition of noseguard

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

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McGill-Toolen noseguard Darrius Cox didn't want to wait any longer to make his college decision. Ben Thomas,, "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 McGill-Toolen noseguard Darrius Cox can summarize his first few years in high school in one word - sloppy. Ben Thomas,, "From 'sloppy' to 'nasty:' McGill DT Darrius Cox transforms into a top recruit," 27 Feb. 2018 Louisiana at Lafayette signed Garror out of McGill-Toolen and big noseguard Timaje Porter out of Theodore. Ben Thomas,, "Wrapping up NSD on the Coast: News, surprises and steals for 2018," 8 Feb. 2018 The skinny: The big noseguard finished his senior season with 65 tackles, including 20 for a loss, and seven sacks., "Who are Alabama's best available recruits as NSD approaches?," 16 Jan. 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,, "Nick Bosa can predict 'best pass-rushing unit ever' thanks to Dre'Mont Jones," 21 Jan. 2018 The Vols offered a slew of Coastal Alabama underclassmen on Tuesday, including St. Paul's running backs Jordon Ingram and A.J. Finley, McGill-Toolen noseguard Darius Cox and Vigor defensive end Desmond Little. Ben Thomas,, "'He won't forget his roots:' Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt placing priority on Mobile," 13 Dec. 2017 The Pioneers’ defense tallied four turnovers, including a second-quarter pick-six by junior noseguard JJ Courtney. John Snodgrass,, "Kentucky high school football week 3 scores," 8 Sep. 2017

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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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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