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defender

de·fen·der

defender

 
 
pronunciation:
dih fen dr
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
definition 1: someone who believes in and supports a person, plan, idea, or the like.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was a prominent defender of freedom.
 
definition 2: someone or something that guards or protects a person, place, or thing from attack.
definition 3: in sports, someone whose role is to prevent the opposing team from scoring points.
 
definition 4: an attorney who defends persons accused of crimes, esp. those who are unable to pay for a lawyer; public defender.
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