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centre half

(soccer, hockey) a defender who plays in the middle of the defence
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  • Walter Bull thinks the ideal place for a "skipper" is that of centre half, but some others have preferred the goalkeeper's place.

    Association Football John Cameron
  • In the latter you have all the play before you, but from centre half hints can be passed unobserved to the front line.

    Association Football John Cameron
  • Garnish the edge with parsley, and set in the centre half a hard-boiled egg cut lengthwise in points and filled with capers.

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