noun, verb (used with object), de·fenced, de·fenc·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for defence
Dennis recorded a single with John Lennon to raise money for a legal defence fund.
In Estonia, Prince Harry will thank the Estonian Defence Forces for their support of British troops in Afghanistan.
Well, the defence team of Britain's most famous publicist Max Clifford came out - swinging?This Just In: Max Clifford's Penis Is "Certainly Not Enormous"|Tom Sykes|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Similar attacks then followed against the Latvian Ministry of Defence and Defence Forces sites.
Hats off the Guardian, Britain's most thoughtful left-wing newspaper, for running a piece today in defence of Prince Charles.
During this defence, the Empress frequently shook her head; and when it was finished, she rose from her chair.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
She possessed also a great and philosophic mind, and wrote an able defence of Locke.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
This of course must be laid to the credit of the local supporters of "the noble art of self-defence," the Brummagem bruisers.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
No more admirable illustration can be found of the truth that the essence of defence lies in a vigorous local offence.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The Turks fired a mine under Quinn's Post and then rushed a section of the defence isolated by the explosion.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
British Dictionary definitions for defence
- a country's military measures or resources
- (as modifier)defence spending
- the action of protecting oneself, one's goal, or one's allotted part of the playing area against an opponent's attacks
- the method of doing this
- the defence the players in a team whose function is to do this
- the team that does not have possession of the ball
- the members of a team that play in such circumstances