defensive

All Adjective Noun
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  • This is usually awarded if the defensive player in on another players back.
  • He expected to have to remain on the defensive for at least two weeks.
  • They are often difficult to access, which in ancient times was a defensive feature.
  • In either case possession of the ball is turned over to the defensive team.
  • They arrived at the bridge in the evening and set up defensive positions at the north end.
  • He also gained a reputation for being one of the best defensive players in basketball.
  • Some groups allow for a more defensive game by making home plate a force out for first base.
  • He was the first defensive player to win the award.
  • His only war plan was a defensive war against a Soviet invasion.
  • Charles then took command again, and insisted on fighting a defensive action.
  • If the player faults on the first serve, they will usually hit a defensive serve.
  • It can therefore be used as both a defensive or attacking move.
  • General Lee understood the defensive potential to the Union if they held this high ground.
  • These walls served as both defensive walls and retaining walls for the palace.
  • It is mainly used as a defensive technique to control distance or block attacks.
  • The city was later given defensive walls, probably in the 3rd century.
  • This gave the Red Army time to construct a series of deep defensive lines.
  • He attended William & Mary, where he was an All-American defensive end.
  • In a man-to-man defense, each defensive player guards a specific opponent.
  • Several attempts to re-establish a defensive line failed when German units outflanked them.
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Words starting with defensive

Meaning of defensive

  • noun An attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')
  • adjective Intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack
    defensive weapons, a defensive stance