cornerback

[kawr-ner-bak]
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noun Football.

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.

Nearby words

  1. corner cabinet,
  2. corner chair,
  3. corner kick,
  4. corner table,
  5. corner the market,
  6. cornered,
  7. cornerman,
  8. cornerstone,
  9. cornerwise,
  10. cornet

Origin of cornerback

First recorded in 1965–70; corner + back1

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British Dictionary definitions for cornerback

cornerback

noun

American football a defensive back
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