Translation of defender in Spanish:

defender

Pronunciation: /dɪˈfendər; dɪˈfendə(r)/

n

  • 1.1 (of cause, course of action, opinion) defensor, (masculine, feminine) 1.2 [Sport/Deporte] defensa (masculine and feminine)
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    • It is most unlikely that a determined defender of the cosmological line of reasoning would surrender even here.
    • His strongest opposition came from defenders of vested interest in his own party.
    • His image as a defender of the national interest made him popular among the masses.
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    • Traps are most effective when the two defenders cover two sides of the offensive player.
    • With his back to goal and two defenders smothering him, he somehow manages to turn and make room for a shot, which he fires narrowly wide.
    • Bizarrely it was the fifth time this season that Doncaster have cashed in on an own goal, although the defender knew little about it.

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