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 The majesty of a coffin corner punt. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 11 Oct. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coffin corner was in 1940

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“Coffin corner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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