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"linebacker" in British English

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(Definition of “linebacker” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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linebackernoun [ C ]

us /ˈlɑɪnˌbæk·ər/

(in football) a player on defense who tries to stop players from the other team from moving the ball along the field:

a middle/outside linebacker

(Definition of “linebacker” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)