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linebacker

[lahyn-bak-er] /ˈlaɪnˌbæk ər/
noun, Football.
1.
a player on defense who takes a position close behind the linemen.
2.
the position played by this player.
Origin of linebacker
1960-1965
First recorded in 1960-65; line1 + backer
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linebacker

/ˈlaɪnˌbækə/
noun
1.
a defensive player in American or Canadian football who is positioned just behind the line of scrimmage
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