Definitions for "Defensive"
Serving to defend or protect; proper for defense; opposed to offensive; as, defensive armor.
Carried on by resisting attack or aggression; -- opposed to offensive; as, defensive war.
That which defends; a safeguard.
Keywords:  posture
In a state or posture of defense.
backs The cornerbacks and safeties behind the linebackers.
Keywords:  tactic, batting, adj, bowling, scored
adj. describing a bowling or fielding tactic designed to prevent runs being scored. adj. describing a batting tactic designed to prevent getting out.
A defensive business is one whose profits are not particularly sensitive to economic conditions.... more on: Defensive
Aircraft is in a defensive position and maneuvering with reference to the stated condition. If no condition stated maneuvering is with respect to A/A threat.
Keywords:  attitude, phrase, especially
an attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase `on the defensive')