linebacker [lahyn-bak-er] ExamplesWord Origin noun Football.
- a player on defense who takes a position close behind the linemen.
- the position played by this player.
Dyson was tackled by St. Louis linebacker Mike Jones a couple of yards shy of the end zone.
February 6, 2014
People are so eager to grab them that one man dives into the crowd like an NFL linebacker.
October 9, 2013
For linebacker Ray Lewis, a fitting end to a storied career.
February 4, 2013
Police say the NFL linebacker killed his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself.
December 2, 2012
As his QB Wilson dashed up field, Tate blindsided Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee with a hit to the head.
September 26, 2012
British Dictionary definitions for linebacker linebacker noun
- a defensive player in American or Canadian football who is positioned just behind the line of scrimmage