Chieftain vs Defender - What's the difference?
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Chieftain is a related term of defender.
As nouns the difference between chieftain and defender
is that chieftain
is a leader of a clan or tribe while defender
is someone who defends people or property.
A leader of a clan or tribe.
A leader of a group, e.g. a robbers' chieftain.
* (A very powerful person) chief, big gun, big shot, big wheel, bigwig, boss, employer, foreman, head, heid bummer, leader, mandarin, manager, mover and shaker, top banana, top dog, tycoon
* defendor (obsolete)
* defendour (obsolete)
Someone who defends people or property.
(legal) A lawyer who represents defendants.
A fighter who repels an attack.
(sports) One of the players whose primary task is to prevent the opposition from scoring.