The act of defending, or the state of being defended; protection, as from violence or danger.
That which defends or protects; anything employed to oppose attack, ward off violence or danger, or maintain security; a guard; a protection.
Protecting plea; vindication; justification.
Prohibition; a prohibitory ordinance.
The team attempting to prevent a score.
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A position primarily responsible for stopping the opposition from scoring. A team normally has two defencemen on the ice at any time.