Definition of defencing in English:

defencing

noun

US
  • Defending. Now chiefly Sport: the action of attempting to stop an opponent or opponents from scoring or otherwise gaining an advantage; defensive play.

adjective

rare
  • 1Defending. Now somewhat rare.

  • 2Sport (chiefly US). That employs (chiefly) defensive tactics; of the nature of or characterized by defence. Also (now chiefly): (of a person or team) competing to retain a trophy, championship, etc.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Rastell. From defence + -ing<br>late 16th century; earliest use found in Brian Melbancke (d. 1600), writer. Partly from defence + -ing.

Pronunciation

defencing

/dɪˈfɛnsɪŋ/