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defender

noun [C] (IN SPORT)    /dɪˈfen.dər/ US  /-dɚ/
B2 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 .Competitors and participants in sports and games
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