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defender

noun [C] uk   /dɪˈfen.dər/ us    /-dɚ/

defender noun [C] (PROTECTOR)

someone who protects a place against attack, or who believes in and supports a person, idea, plan, etc.: The city's defenders were outnumbered by the besieging army. So far they have found few defenders of their point of view on campus.
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defender noun [C] (IN SPORT)

B2 mainly UK someone in a sports team who tries to prevent the other team from scoring points, goals, etc.: The Brazilian attack put France's defenders under pressure.
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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