blueliner

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

blue +‎ liner

Noun[edit]

blueliner (plural blueliners)

  1. (ice hockey) A defenseman
    • 2009 February 9, Damien Cox, “Leafs struggle to patch up blue line”, Toronto Star:
      On Saturday, hard-luck blueliner Mike Van Ryn was blasted into the end boards by Montreal forward Max Pacioretty and isn't expected to be available for a week or perhaps longer with a lower body injury.