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English definition of “defence”

defence

noun [S or U] (SPORT) UK (US defense)     /dɪˈfens/
B1 in some sports, the part of a team that tries to prevent the other team from scoring goals or points: a strong defence I play in (US on) defence.Competitors and participants in sports and games
(Definition of defence noun (SPORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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