Definition of tight end in English:

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tight end

Pronunciation: /ˌtīt ˈend/

noun

American Football
An offensive end who lines up close to the tackle.
Example sentences
  • He's one of the league's quickest linebackers and can cover tight ends and running backs.
  • The team set out to find a strong safety, a tight end and a backup defensive tackle with its three picks.
  • On passes, the offense relies on tight ends to block linebackers and sometimes defensive ends.
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