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defender

noun [C] (PROTECTOR)    /dɪˈfen.dər/ US  /-dɚ/
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.Supporters, members and defendersBelievers and non-believers
(Definition of defender noun (PROTECTOR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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