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defenceman Line breaks: de¦fence|man
Pronunciation: /dɪˈfɛnsmən/
(US defenseman)

Definition of defenceman in English:

noun (plural defencemen)

(In ice hockey and lacrosse) a player 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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