Definition of cornerback in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːnəbak/


American Football
A defensive back positioned to the outside of the linebackers.
Example sentences
  • Premier cornerbacks and defensive ends are too valuable to cut loose, even when injuries are a concern.
  • The Lions must find at least one solid outside linebacker and cornerback to be competitive.
  • The Buccaneers brought linebackers, safeties and cornerbacks from every angle.

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Line breaks: corner|back

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