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cornerback

[kawr-ner-bak]
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noun Football.
  1. one of two defensive backs positioned in the secondary between the linebackers and safeties, responsible for covering the outside areas near the sidelines against end runs and pass plays.
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Origin of cornerback

First recorded in 1965–70; corner + back1
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cornerback

noun
  1. American football a defensive back
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