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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The players stationed some distance behind the line of scrimmage.
  • noun The positions filled by these players.
  • noun The area in which these players are positioned.
  • noun Sports The primarily defensive players on a soccer, field hockey, or Rugby team.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun soccer The area of play behind either the offensive or defensive line.
  • noun The players positioned in this area.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the offensive football players who line up behind the linemen

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