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

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Recent Examples on the Web What has happened to the strategy of the coffin corner punt in the NFL? Brad Biggs,, "Bears Q&A: Adding Martavis Bryant, NFC North chances, Mitch Trubisky's confidence and more," 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 3 Aug. 2020.

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