zagueiro

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Zaga ‎(defense (sports); rear (military)) +‎ -eiro ‎(-eer), from Spanish zaga ‎(defense), from Arabic.

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zagueiro m (plural zagueiros, feminine zagueira, feminine plural zagueiras)

  1. (soccer) back (player in a position behind most players on the team)

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