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noun [countable] defender pronunciation in American English /dɪˈfendər/
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  1. 1
    a player whose job is to stop the other team from scoring in a game such as soccer
  2. 2
    someone who supports something or who works to prevent it from being lost or taken away
    defender of:

    a defender of human rights



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