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ɛnˈfɔr sər, -ˈfoʊr-en·forcer

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hatchet man, enforcernoun

    one whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superior

Wiktionary

  1. enforcernoun

    One who enforces.

  2. enforcernoun

    A player tasked with physically intimidating or confronting the opposition.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enforcernoun

    one who enforces

Freebase

  1. Enforcer

    Enforcer is an unofficial role in ice hockey. The term is sometimes used synonymously with "fighter", "tough guy", or "goon". An enforcer's job is to deter and respond to dirty or violent play by the opposition. When such play occurs, the enforcer is expected to respond aggressively, by fighting or checking the offender. Enforcers are expected to react particularly harshly to violence against star players or goalies. Enforcers are different from pests, players who seek to agitate opponents and distract them from the game, without necessarily fighting them. The pest's primary role is to draw penalties from opposing players, thus "getting them off their game", while not actually intending to fight the opposition player. Pests and enforcers often play together on the same line, usually the fourth line.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of enforcer in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of enforcer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of enforcer in a Sentence

  1. Earl Woods:

    My dad was always the person who would plant seeds and give me encouragement but also would say things that would fester inside me that wouldn't come to fruition for a while, he was very worldly and deep in his thinking. My mom was the enforcer. My dad may have been in the Special Forces, but I was never afraid of him. My mom's still here, and I'm still deathly afraid of her. She's a very tough, tough old lady, very demanding. She was the hand, she was the one, I love her so much, but she was tough.

  2. Dennis Kelleher:

    The SEC has failed the American people by repeatedly selecting Wall Street defense lawyers as Directors of Enforcement, they come to the SEC with needless and unhelpful baggage, including crippling conflicts of interest regarding current and past clients as well as a mindset...ill-suited to being an aggressive enforcer.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    It was part of a strategy; I think that strategy is no longer workable, so therefore I think we have to go back to being a much less harsh and aggressive enforcer.

  4. Amy Ray:

    Any enforcer or litigant will need to navigate U.S. monopolization law as it stands, which has rarely been done successfully since the Microsoft antitrust case.

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    boldly resisting authority or an opposing force
    • A. defiant
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