defender defender  /dɪ ˈfɛn dər/


  1. (n) a person who cares for persons or property
  2. (n) a fighter who holds out against attack


  1. Turn his head the other way, a long-limbed defender like Deng is right in this face.
  2. Ebadi, 56, is a longtime defender of the rights of children and women; in recent years she has taken up the cause of persecuted activists.
  3. His quick crossover dribble, with the help of a tiny shove, sent Utah Jazz defender Byron Russell to the floor.


  1. Public defender granted extra funds to increase hours

    The Coshocton County Public Defender's Office will receive nearly $10,000 in additional funding from the county to help pay for extra hours to handle municipal court cases.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Coshocton Tribune

  2. Gold Cup: El Salvador call up Chivas USA defender Steve Purdy for his second tournament

    Chivas USA announced Monday that defender Steve Purdy has been called up to El Salvador's squad for the 2013 Gold Cup.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: MLS via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Soccer-Honduras defender Figueroa joins Hull City from Wigan

    LONDON, June 17 (Reuters) - Honduras defender Maynor Figueroa has joined newly-promoted Hull City from relegated Wigan Athletic on a two-year deal, the Premier League club said on Monday. The announcement reunites the 30-year-old left back with City manager Steve Bruce, who first signed him while manager of Wigan in 2008. "When the team were playing the final few games in the Championship, I ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "Koscielny is a central defender with great ability who performed extremely well last season for Lorient," manager Arsene Wenger told the club's official website. "We identified him as a very strong centre half, who has made big progress very...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Arsene Wenger Source: ESPN

  2. "As the representative of the Queen of Canada, who is our country's head of state, I pledge to be a stalwart defender of our Canadian heritage, of Canadian institutions, and of the Canadian people," said Johnston, days after he briefly met Queen...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: David Johnston Source: eTaiwan News

  3. "His extraordinary life on this earth has come to an end. His extraordinary work lives on," Mr. Obama said, speaking from the Blue Heron Farm in the town of Chilmark. "For his family, he was a guardian. For America, he was a defender of a...
    on Aug 26, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

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