Part of speech: noun

One who defends; a champion.

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Usage examples "defender":

  1. She, I warrant, Has got her some gallant too, some defender: For she was growing up a jolly girl When first she journeyed hither. - "The Comedies of Terence", Publius Terentius Afer.
  2. Thus the Defender read, and having read, closed the book and threw it on the ground, saying-" Such is the record, O Mother, sum it up as thou hast been given wisdom." - "Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed", H. Rider Haggard.
  3. Drew skirted that defender, moving toward the barn. - "Ride Proud, Rebel!", Andre Alice Norton.