Definition of defenseman in English:


Syllabification: de·fense·man
Pronunciation: /diˈfensmən

noun (plural defensemen)

  • (In ice hockey and lacrosse) a player, other than the goaltender, in a defensive position.
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    • 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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