• (adj): Serving as or appropriate for defending or protecting.
    Example: "Defensive fortifications"; "defensive dikes to protect against floods"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on defensive:

1979 NFL Season - Awards
... Year Earl Campbell, Running Back, Houston Oilers Defensive Player of the Year Lee Roy Selmon, Defensive End, Tampa Bay Offensive Rookie of the Year Ottis Anderson, Running Back, St ... Louis Cardinals Defensive Rookie of the Year Jim Haslett, Linebacker, Buffalo ...
Defensive Coordinator
... A defensive coordinator is typically a coach on a gridiron football team who is in charge of the defense ... The defensive coordinator is generally in charge of managing all defensive players and assistant coaches, of developing a general defensive game plan, and of calling the plays for the defense during ... At higher levels of football (college and professional), the defensive coordinator typically has a number of assistant coaches working under him usually coaches primarily responsible for the ...
National Football League Defensive Player Of The Year Award - NFL Defensive Players of The Year
... Position Team Defense Rank Team Performance 1971 Page, AlanAlan Page Minnesota Vikings Defensive tackle 2 NFC Division champ 1972 Greene, JoeJoe Greene Pittsburgh ...
1974 NFL Season - Awards
... Offensive Player of the Year Ken Stabler, Quarterback, Oakland Defensive Player of the Year Joe Greene, Defensive End, Pittsburgh Offensive Rookie of the Year Don Woods ...
Ray Schalk
... his fine handling of pitchers and outstanding defensive ability, Schalk was considered the greatest defensive catcher of his era ... speed and agility to expand the previously accepted defensive capabilities for his position ...

More definitions of "defensive":

  • (noun): An attitude of defensiveness (especially in the phrase 'on the defensive').
    Synonyms: defensive attitude
  • (adj): Intended or appropriate for defending against or deterring aggression or attack.
    Example: "Defensive weapons"; "a defensive stance"

Famous quotes containing the word defensive:

    Hats divide generally into three classes: offensive hats, defensive hats, and shrapnel.
    Katharine Whitehorn (b. 1926)

    What is clear is that Christianity directed increased attention to childhood. For the first time in history it seemed important to decide what the moral status of children was. In the midst of this sometimes excessive concern, a new sympathy for children was promoted. Sometimes this meant criticizing adults. . . . So far as parents were put on the defensive in this way, the beginning of the Christian era marks a revolution in the child’s status.
    C. John Sommerville (20th century)

    This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
    This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
    This other Eden, demi-paradise,
    This fortress built by nature for herself
    Against infection and the hand of war,
    This happy breed of men, this little world,
    This precious stone set in the silver sea,
    Which serves it in the office of a wall,
    Or as a moat defensive to a house
    Against the envy of less happier lands;
    This bless├Ęd plot, this earth, this realm, this England.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)