Definition of free safety in English:

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free safety


American Football
A defensive back who is usually free from an assignment to cover a particular player on the opposing team.
Example sentences
  • He has played everything from strong safety to free safety to nickel linebacker to nickel corner.
  • He is listed as a strong safety but also lines up at linebacker, cornerback, free safety and at the line of scrimmage.
  • I always tried to be in a place where the quarterback didn't expect to find a free safety.

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