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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]
References in classic literature ?
Those who were hauled up within reach of the power-ful clutches of the defenders had the nooses snatched from them and were catapulted back through the first line to the second, where they were seized and killed by the simple expedient of a single powerful closing of mighty fangs upon the backs of their necks.
But the arrows of the invaders were taking a much heavier toll than the nooses of the defenders and I fore-saw that it was but a matter of time before Hooja's forces must conquer unless the brute-men changed their tactics, or the cave men tired of the battle.
The wood had been soaked in oil, for in an instant it was ablaze, and a long, hissing, yellow flame licked over the heads of the defenders, and drove them further up to the first floor of the keep.
Amazed and dizzy, the defenders, clutching at the cracking parapets for support, saw great stones, burning beams of wood, and mangled bodies hurtling past them through the air.
As there was no water on these hills, the defenders could never have anticipated a long siege, but only a hurried attack for plunder, against which the successive terraces would have afforded good protection.
And your State, while the wise order which has now been prescribed continues to prevail in her, will be the greatest of States, I do not mean to say in reputation or appearance, but in deed and truth, though she number not more than a thousand defenders.
The Defender is the world's first smart personal protection system that combines a multifunction self-defense device, a smart phone app, and a 24/7 Alert Monitoring Service.
I feel this way because DEFENDER cultivates success by growing its team members to lead, not only at work, but in their families and communities.
Similarly, the clerks are charged with collecting public defender fees, not public defenders.
The Midlands' biggest manufacturer joined the celebrations for the commissioning of HMS Defender by supplying a Solihull-built vehicle of the same name.
Findings showed that in 2007, 964 public defender offices across the nation received nearly 6 million indigent defense cases.
Defenders off the ball must be alert especially when teams combine or flick the ball on--it is the defender off the ball that has the toughest role.