An example of defense is the military.
An example of defense is a bodyguard.
Will box in his third defense of his title.
- engaged in an attempt to prevent an opposing team from scoring
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of defense
- Middle English from Old French from Latin dēfēnsa from feminine past participle of dēfendere to ward off defend
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition