coffin corner


Definition of coffin corner

: one of the corners formed by a goal line and a sideline on a football field into which a punt is often aimed so that it may go out of bounds close to the defender's goal line

Examples of coffin corner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bailey did some pre-practice work on his coffin corner kicks., 10 Aug. 2021 The other solution is to react once in the coffin corner. Vineer Bhansali, Forbes, 12 Mar. 2021 The easy solution is to not even get to the coffin corner. Vineer Bhansali, Forbes, 12 Mar. 2021 The Steelers tried to use a coffin corner-style kickoff to pin the Cowboys deep after an unnecessary roughness penalty on Dallas gave Pittsburgh 15 fewer yards to cover on the kickoff. John Owning, Dallas News, 9 Nov. 2020 What has happened to the strategy of the coffin corner punt in the NFL? Brad Biggs,, 19 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of coffin corner

1940, in the meaning defined above

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“Coffin corner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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