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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Football The players stationed behind the line of scrimmage.
  • n. Football The positions filled by these players.
  • n. Football The area in which these players line up.
  • n. Sports The primarily defensive players on a soccer, field hockey, or Rugby team.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

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

  • n. the offensive football players who line up behind the linemen


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