defense man


[dih-fens-muhn, -man]
noun, plural defensemen [dih-fens-muhn, -men] . Sports.
a player in certain games, as ice hockey or lacrosse, who lines up in a defensive zone or position.

1890–95; defense + man1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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