Definition of pass rusher in English:

pass rusher

noun

American Football
  • A defensive player who charges toward the quarterback at the line of scrimmage in an attempt to prevent a pass.

    ‘if the lineman doesn't hold the pass rusher, the quarterback may end up getting his head knocked off’
    • ‘First-round draft picks were skill position guys, pass rushers or linemen.’
    • ‘He was the best interior pass rusher on the team.’
    • ‘He has great use of the hands for a pass rusher.’
    • ‘The quick-hitting throws were clearly part of the game plan against Buffalo's superior pass rushers.’
    • ‘He's an athletic linebacker with short area burst who's also a solid pass rusher.’