Definition of nose tackle in English:

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nose tackle


American Football
A defensive lineman positioned opposite the center.
Example sentences
  • Lewis plugs the middle against the inside run in short yardage with the power of a nose tackle, but he has the range of a free safety, getting to the corner to cut off the sweep.
  • He landed the nose tackle he sought in Ty Warren and a cornerback with a lot of potential in Eugene Wilson.
  • At nose tackle, the pre-injury Payne is the Texans' ideal.

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Syllabification: nose tack·le

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