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nose guard

noun, Football.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80
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Contemporary definitions for nose-guard
noun

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

Examples

A nose guard is generally big and strong enough to take on double-teams on a consistent basis.

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