prevent defense

noun
\ prēˈvent- ₋prə̇ˈ- \

Definition of prevent defense

: a football defense in which linebackers and backs play deeper than usual in order to prevent the completion of a long pass

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“Prevent defense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prevent%20defense. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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