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

  • n. Football Any of the defensive players forming a second line of defense behind the ends and tackles.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The defensive players who are in position behind the defensive linemen and in front of the safeties and cornerbacks and whose principal responsibilities are to tackle runners and to defend against shorter passes

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

  • n. (American football) the position of a defensive football player who plays close behind the line of scrimmage
  • n. a defensive football player who takes a position close behind the linemen

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