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cornerback

[kawr-ner-bak] /ˈkɔr nərˌbæk/
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.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; corner + back1
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British Dictionary definitions for corner-back

cornerback

/ˈkɔːnəˌbæk/
noun
1.
(American football) a defensive back
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