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coffin corner

Football. a corner of the field inside the ten-yard line, especially as the target of a punt intended to go out of bounds in this area and so put the receiving team in a position near its goal line.
Origin of coffin corner
First recorded in 1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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coffin corner

noun phrase

Any corner of the football field

[1940s+ Football; because any player running the ball upfield from a corner is dangerously trapped]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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