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defensive back


noun Football.

a defender positioned off the line of scrimmage for the purpose of covering pass receivers and tackling runners who elude linemen and linebackers.

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Nearby words

defense mechanism, defenseless, defenseman, defensible, defensive, defensive back, defensive circle, defensive driving, defensive medicine, defensively, defer
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