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.




(en noun)
  • A leader of a clan or tribe.
  • A leader of a group, e.g. a robbers' chieftain.
  • Synonyms

    * (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



    Alternative forms

    * defendor (obsolete) * defendour (obsolete)


    (en noun)
  • 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.