rush·​er | \ ˈrə-shər How to pronounce rusher (audio) \

Definition of rusher

: 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 Following an official visit to the University of Florida this past weekend, St. Petersburg Lakewood four-star edge rusher Isaiah Nixon decided on Monday to de-commit from the Knights. Jason Beede, Orlando Sentinel, 21 June 2022 The 6-foot-5-inch, 220-pound edge rusher has offers from Tennessee, Pitt, Boston College, Clemson, Ohio State, Bowling Green, Akron, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Arkansas, Michigan and Toledo. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 15 June 2022 Last weekend presented a small group headlined by five-star edge rusher Matayo Uiagalelei just to get the ball rolling. Stephen Means, cleveland, 14 June 2022 Meanwhile, both Williams and edge rusher Nick Bosa reported for the mandatory minicamp after training elsewhere during the offseason. Eric Branch, San Francisco Chronicle, 7 June 2022 Like Watt, Micah Parsons is the type of rusher who can wreck a game. Nate Atkins, The Indianapolis Star, 1 June 2022 Hollywood Brown arrived in trades to buttress the receiving corps, but Christian Kirk left in free agency, as did the most dangerous player on defense—pass-rusher Chandler Jones. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 27 May 2022 The Los Angeles Chargers star finished near atop of the list at No. 2, just behind San Francisco 49ers pass rusher Nick Bosa. oregonlive, 18 May 2022 The Miami Dolphins officially announced the signing of edge rusher Melvin Ingram while waiving quarterback Chris Streveler on Wednesday. David Furones, Sun Sentinel, 18 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of rusher

1618, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jun 2022

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“Rusher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2022.

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