Meaning of free safety

free' safe'ty

Pronunciation: [key]
— Football. Football.
  1. a member of a secondary, usually the deepest-playing defender, with no specific assignment at the snap of the ball, but often covering the area of the field across from the weak side of the opponent's offensive line against runs and long pass plays. Also called
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