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defender

[di′fen·dər]
(industrial engineering)
A machine or facility which is being considered for replacement.

Defender

Bryan, William Jennings
(1860–1925) defended Creationism in famous Scopes trial. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 383–384]
Canisius, St. Peter
Jesuit theologian; buttressed Catholic faith against Protestantism. [Christian Hagiog.: Attwater, 276]
Daniel
halts Susanna’s execution; gets her acquitted. [Apocrypha: Daniel and Susanna]
Darrow, Clarence
(1857–1938) lawyer; Bryan’s nemesis in Scopes trial (1925). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 131]
Defender of the Faith
Henry VIII as defender of the papacy against Martin Luther (1521). [Br. Hist.: EB, 8: 769–772]
Defenders, The
father-son lawyer team in early 1960s. [TV: Terrace, I, 197]
Donatello
Miriam’s ardent friend ever ready to defend her. [Am. Lit.: The Marble Faun]
Hector
bravely defended Troy against Greek siege for ten years. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
Mason, Perry
detective novels and TV series feature courtroom drama by lawyer. [Am. Lit.: Gardner, Erie Stanley, in EB, IV: 416; Radio: Buxton, 186–187; TV: Terrace, II, 199]
Ridd, John
defender of the parish of Oare in Somerset. [Br. Lit.: Lorna Doone, Magill I, 524–526]
Zola, Emile
(1840–1902) attacked Army cover-up of Dreyfus affair in J ’accuse (1898). [Fr. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 60]