Meaning of defensive line in English:

defensive line


  • 1American Football
    The line of defensive players positioned on the line of scrimmage, directly opposite the offensive line.

    ‘he punched a hole through the overworked defensive line’
    • ‘their defensive line is one of the best in the league’
    1. 1.1The position of a player stationed on the defensive line.
      • ‘it looked like he would play defensive line in college’