Definition of defenseman in English:

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Pronunciation: /diˈfensmən/

noun (plural defensemen)

(In ice hockey and lacrosse) a player, other than the goaltender, in a defensive position.
Example sentences
  • Here's a look at the goaltenders, defensemen and forwards who might never be in such a precarious spot again.
  • They know how many times he has been whacked and hacked by opposing defensemen and goaltenders.
  • Sure, but the best defensemen and goaltenders would be up against the best of the offense.

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Syllabification: de·fense·man

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