Overwatch vs Defender - What's the difference?

overwatch | defender |


As nouns the difference between overwatch and defender

is that overwatch is (military) the supervision of one unit or vehicle by another while the supervised unit is firing or moving while defender is someone who defends people or property.

As a verb overwatch

is to watch over.

overwatch

Verb

  • To watch over.
  • Noun

    (-)
  • (military) The supervision of one unit or vehicle by another while the supervised unit is firing or moving.
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  • , passage=At a further and undefined point in the future, the American force would shrink to about seven and later five brigades — all involved in overwatch missions. }}

    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.