Definition of libero in English:

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libero

Pronunciation: /ˈlēbərō/

noun (plural liberos)

The rearmost, roaming defensive player in volleyball or soccer.
Example sentences
  • In soccer the bulk of media and fan attention is paid to the midfield liberos or the prolific goal-scorers.
  • Ballack's former life as a libero has ensured that he shares with Matthaus a rare ability to shore up the midfield as well as punctuate it with important passes and well-timed surges into opponents' penalty boxes.
  • Oxford's men's team were missing their enigmatic libero (a specialist passer), Denis Zuev, but Benjamin Collier confidently took his place.

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Syllabification: li·be·ro

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