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Noun: defenseman (defensemen)  di'fen(t)s-mun
Usage: US (elsewhere: defenceman)
  1. In ice hockey and lacrosse, a player position with a primary responsibility to prevent the opposing team from scoring goals; same as defender in many other ball games
    - defenceman [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: defensemen

Encyclopedia: Defenseman