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  1. catenaccio(Noun)

    a system of defensive play


  1. Catenaccio

    Catenaccio or The Chain is a tactical system in football with a strong emphasis on defence. In Italian, catenaccio means "door-bolt", which implies a highly organized and effective backline defence focused on nullifying opponents' attacks and preventing goal-scoring opportunities.

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a bar to fasten a door etc

We have a bolt as well as a lock on the door.

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