man-to-man defense


noun Sports.

a method of defense in team sports, especially in basketball and football, in which each member of the defensive team is designated to guard a particular member of the offensive team.

Words nearby man-to-man defense

Compare zone defense.

Origin of man-to-man defense

First recorded in 1955–60
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