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.

chieftain

English

Noun

(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

    defender

    English

    Alternative forms

    * defendor (obsolete) * defendour (obsolete)

    Noun

    (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.