Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who strews rushes on the floors at dances.
- n. One who rushes; one who acts with undue haste and violence.
- n. Specifically, in foot-ball, a player whose special function it is to force the ball toward his opponents' goal, prevent it from being kicked or brought toward his own, and protect the backs while they kick or run with the ball. When eleven players are on each side, the rushers are known, according to their positions in the rush-line, as right end, right tackle, right guard, center rusher, left guard, left tackle, left end. See
foot-ball. Also called forward.
- n. A go-ahead person; a rustler.
- n. A miner who rushes into a newly opened gold region, with a determination to get ahead of others.
- n. A person who rushes.
- n. American football The fast defensive position whose objective is to sack the offensive team's quarterback.
- n. obsolete One who strews rushes.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who rushes.
- n. obsolete One who strewed rushes on the floor at dances.
- n. a person who rushes; someone in a hurry; someone who acts precipitously
- n. (football) a ball carrier who tries to gain ground by running with the ball
- n. someone who migrates as part of a rush to a new gold field or a new territory
“Terrell Suggs, the team's top pass rusher, is coming off his third Pro Bowl season as a rush end-linebacker.”
“DE Justin Smith was signed but edge rusher is still needed.”
“The Tide's leading rusher is junior Glen Coffee, whose name clearly belongs in headlines.”
“The 49ers spent big free agent money on Justin Smith to be their pass-rusher from the right end.”
“Late bloomer who has developed into an effective edge rusher from the strongside linebacker position.”
“Jammal Brown or Khalif Barnes would be good options here if the big edge rusher is gone.”
“When a man retires as the NFL's all-time leading rusher, is inducted into the Hall of Fame and sends his son off to play college football, he did some living.”
“He's a solid pass rusher, which is an area we struggle in.”
“Even after the injury, he's still a solid speed rusher, which is the biggest need of the defensive line.”
“I guess this proves that the rusher is the official wagonmaster of the 23\%ers as they circle those Conestogas tighter and tighter.”
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