Meaning of cornerback

cor•ner•back

Pronunciation: (kôr'nur-bak"), [key]
— n. Football.
  1. one of two defensive backs positioned in the secondary between the linebackers and safeties, responsible for covering the outside areas near the sidelines against end runs and pass plays.
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