the defensive platoon.
a defensive weapons system; defensive behavior.
a defensive alliance between Australia and New Zealand.
The quarterback was mobbed by the defensive line.
We took a defensive attitude in the negotiation.
he was very defensive about that side of his life.
a defensive first-stringer and offensive second -stringer
Black must blocade the Pawn dooming the Black Rook's to a passive defensive role.
Magnus’s army was gradually pushed back into a defensive circle.
Elsewhere, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic epitomise the team's classy and aggressive brand of defensive solidarity.
The two parties entered into a defensive alliance with each other to win the election.
Once he’s taken up a defensive attitude,it’s difficult to persuade him that there’s nothing to be afraid of.
As a defensive-backfield coach for Syracuse University's football team, Randy Edsall spends hours putting X's and O's on the blackboards and exhorting players in Saturday showdowns.