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Noun: linebacker  'lIn,ba-ku(r)
  1. A defensive football player who takes a position close behind the linemen
    - line backer
     
  2. (American football) the position of a defensive football player who plays close behind the line of scrimmage
    - line backer

Derived forms: line backers, linebackers

Type of: back, football player, footballer [N. Amer]

Part of: eleven, football team

Encyclopedia: Linebacker