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defendernoun [C]

uk   /dɪˈfen.dər/ us   /dɪˈfen.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.
(Definition of defender from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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defendernoun [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.
(Definition of defender from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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