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nose guard

noun, Football.
Origin of nose guard
1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Contemporary definitions for nose guard

in football, a defensive lineman who plays opposite the offensive center; also written noseguard ; also called nose tackle , middle guard


A nose guard is generally big and strong enough to take on double-teams on a consistent basis.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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nose tackle

noun phrase

A lineman whose position is just opposite the center: ''I don't want to celebrate yet,'' said nose tackle Jeff Wright/ Charlie Krueger, a former nose tackle, retired from the San Francisco 49ers in 1973 (1970s+ Football)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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