Definition of catenaccio in English:

catenaccio

Line breaks: cat¦en|accio
Pronunciation: /ˌkatəˈnatʃɪəʊ/

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noun

[mass noun] Soccer
  • A very defensive system of play, especially one employing a sweeper.

Origin

1970s: Italian, literally 'bolt', from catena 'chain' + the pejorative suffix -accio.

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