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nose guard

noun, Football.
Origin of nose guard
First recorded in 1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • With a glimmer of returning intelligence Mr. Bransford laid his noseguard on the window-sill.

    Bransford of Rainbow Range

    Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  • Here Billy swore mentally, having a very definite guess as to how Jeff might have lost the noseguard.

    Bransford of Rainbow Range

    Eugene Manlove Rhodes
Contemporary definitions for noseguard

in football, a defensive lineman who plays opposite the offensive center; also written noseguard ; also called nose tackle , middle guard


A nose guard is generally big and strong enough to take on double-teams on a consistent basis.'s 21st Century Lexicon
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