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nose tackle

noun

in football, a defensive lineman positioned opposite the center

nose tackle

noun

See nose guard

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nose tackle

noun phrase

A lineman whose position is just opposite the center: ''I don't want to celebrate yet,'' said nose tackle Jeff Wright/ Charlie Krueger, a former nose tackle, retired from the San Francisco 49ers in 1973 (1970s+ Football)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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