defensive structure

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Noun1.defensive structure - a structure used to defend against attack; "the artillery battered down the defenses"
cheval-de-frise, chevaux-de-frise - defensive structure consisting of a movable obstacle composed of barbed wire or spikes attached to a wooden frame; used to obstruct cavalry
fortification, munition - defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
fortress, fort - a fortified defensive structure
line of defence, line of defense - defensive structure consisting of a barrier that can be employed for defense against attack
outwork - subsidiary defensive structure lying outside the main fortified area; "the outworks of the castle"
stronghold, fastness - a strongly fortified defensive structure
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
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Their defensive structure is still cause for concern, which makes backing goals another viable betting strategy, but punters should look at taking the Revolution to avoid defeat.
"Mayo will set out to have a strong defensive structure and quieten the crowd, dictate the tempo of the game.
"Telford caused us a few problems, turned us many times, so it got us into that defensive structure which at times we are going to have to deal with, but I thought we dealt with it really well.
According to the same folklore, Maitha had a sister named Gaitha - an architect - who funded the establishment of the wall in Bahla which was designed as a defensive structure surrounding the wilayat.
In theory, due to the tactical set-up, one pass has bypassed Cardiff's defensive structure and advanced Newcastle into a dangerous area of the pitch.
"We have been built on a strong defensive structure. These mistakes have cost us but we will stop them and show what we can do this week."
"Very soon during the game, of the five players who built the defensive structure, we lost three of them.
India displayed a great defensive structure throughout the third quarter as they denied the US any opportunity to create chances.
But on the other, it is without question that Sam Allardyce has improved the defensive structure since his arrival.
Josh Dacres-Cogley and Cohen Bramall did okay for the most part as Blues' defensive structure was reasonably good for the most part.