nose guard

noun Football.

Origin:
1975–80

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Main Entry:  nose guard
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  in football, a defensive lineman who plays opposite the offensive center; also written noseguard; also called nose tackle, middle guard
Example:  A nose guard is generally big and strong enough to take on double-teams on a consistent basis.
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He also plays on the offensive line, and makes a pretty mean nose guard on the defense.
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