rush·​er ˈrə-shər How to pronounce rusher (audio)
: one that rushes
especially : ballcarrier

Examples of rusher in a Sentence

He was the team's leading rusher last year.
Recent Examples on the Web The Chargers have two edge rushers — Brevin Allen and Andrew Farmer II — on their practice squad. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2023 Sounding Off Sunday’s injury to edge rusher Joey Bosa will encourage NFL media partners to once again blame the Chargers’ failings on injuries. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Nov. 2023 Cleveland also got some huge stops on defense and special teams, which can largely be attributed to All-Pro edge rusher Myles Garrett. Scott Thompson, Fox News, 22 Oct. 2023 Pollard was assigned to chip edge rusher Michael Clemons, who faced right tackle Terence Steele. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, 19 Sep. 2023 Lloyd entered as the nation’s most efficient rusher, averaging 7.74 yards per carry, and led the Pac-12 in total rushing yards with 766. Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 5 Nov. 2023 The edge rusher, 26, had two sacks Sunday to give him nine this season. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Oct. 2023 Lake Highlands has been an offensive force led by the area’s leading rusher in Class 6A Deonte Dean, who has 965 yards and 10 touchdowns through four games. Lia Assimakopoulos, Dallas News, 19 Sep. 2023 Edge rusher Michael Hoecht had two sacks against the Steelers, but the Rams must apply more consistent pressure. Gary Klein, Los Angeles Times, 27 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1618, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rusher was in 1618

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“Rusher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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