corner back

cornerback

[kawr-ner-bak]
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.

Origin:
1965–70; corner + back1

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cornerback (ˈkɔːnəˌbæk)
 
n
American football a defensive back

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