free safety


noun Football.

a member of a secondary, usually the deepest-playing defender, with no specific assignment at the snap of the ball, but often covering the area of the field across from the weak side of the opponent's offensive line against runs and long pass plays.

Nearby words

  1. free recall,
  2. free rein,
  3. free ride,
  4. free rider,
  5. free running,
  6. free school,
  7. free sheet,
  8. free silver,
  9. free skate,
  10. free skating

Also called weak safety.

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