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defensa / defence
 
defensa
A. -noun feminine
1. (=protecciónoun)   defence,   defense United States
·la defensa del territorio nacional
·the defence of national territory
·la cueva nos sirvió de defensa contra la lluvia
·the cave offered us protection from the rain
·en defensa de los derechos civiles
·in defence of civil rights
·salió en defensa de su hermano
·he came to his brother'noun defence
·en defensa propia
·in self-defence
·(Ministerio de) Defensa
·Ministry of Defence,   Defense Department United States
·defensa pasiva   civil defence
·defensa personal   self-defence
·defensas costeras   coastal defences
2. (law, legal)
(=abogado, argumentaciónoun)   defence,   defense United States
3. (sport)
·la defensa
(=jugadores)   the defence,   the defense United States
4. defensas   (medicine)   defences,   defenses United States
·está bajo de defensas
·his (body'noun) defences are low,   his resistance is low
5. defensas
a. [de toro]   horns
b. [de elefante, jabalí]   tusks
6. (Náut)   fender
7. (Mexicoéx)   bumper,   fender United States
B. -noun masculine and feminine   (sport)   defender
·defensa escoba
·defensa libre   sweeper
 
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