Definition of defensive end in English:

defensive end

Syllabification: de·fen·sive end

noun

Football
  • Either of the two defensive players positioned at the end of the players who are linemen.
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    • In its basic formation, the defense crowds the line of scrimmage with six players: a nose tackle, two defensive ends, two linebackers and a rush end.
    • Premier cornerbacks and defensive ends are too valuable to cut loose, even when injuries are a concern.
    • Even there, however, some players - usually defensive ends - get the chance to show off their ability to mash an opponent.

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