[ ruhsh-er ]


  1. a person or thing that rushes. rush.
  2. Football. a player whose assignment is to rush or whose special skill is rushing. rush. rushing.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of rusher1

1645–55; 1875–80 rusher fordef 2; rush 1 + -er 1

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Example Sentences

Kevin Greene, a Hall of Fame pass rusher, once attended his party, Steinberg said, and was so impressed that he switched agencies.

When Brady faces the blitz, he knows exactly where to find space on the field the extra rusher left free.

If Sermon cannot return to the game, that would be a major blow to OSU’s offense, given that he was the team’s leading rusher.

Their defense also lost an impact pass rusher for the year in Bud Dupree.

The number of rushers was just a function of the number of receivers in the pattern.

Ware, a tenacious pass-rusher, is a 7-time Pro Bowler and the Cowboys all-time leader in sacks, with 117 in nine seasons.

But Frisk makes a strong case that Rusher was not a mere populist propagandist.

White developed into a speedy rusher last year, and was always in place in the interference.

And then, having tantalized some opposing rusher, "Come on!"

In the edition of Rusher, instead of "the dog made a bow," we read "Prin and Puss made a bow."

I'll bet the old boy himself would have been a dandy football rusher, if he'd ever got into the game.

"Old Rusher can go yet," said Bert, who enjoyed the manner in which the black steed stepped out.