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defender

noun [C]  us   /dɪˈfen·dər/

defender noun [C] (PERSON WHO PROTECTS)

a person who supports someone or something, esp. when attacked or criticized: She is a defender of women’s rights.

defender noun [C] (SPORTS)

someone on a team who tries to prevent the other team from scoring points: Murray dribbled past a defender and fired the ball right into the basket.
Translations of “defender”
in Korean 수비 선수…
in Arabic مُدافِع…
in Portuguese defesa, zagueiro, -a…
in Catalan defensa…
in Japanese (スポーツチームの)ディフェンダー…
in Italian difensore…
in Chinese (Traditional) 守衛者,捍衛者, 支持者, 防守隊員…
in Chinese (Simplified) 守卫者,捍卫者, 支持者, 防守队员…
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