cor·​ner·​back | \ ˈkȯr-nər-ˌbak How to pronounce cornerback (audio) \

Definition of cornerback

: a defensive halfback in football who defends the flank

Examples of cornerback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last year, Chandler Jones, Greedy Vance and Clark rotated time starting at cornerback until Clark's injury. Alexis Cubit, The Courier-Journal, 14 June 2022 Dean started at cornerback for Auburn in the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Mark Inabinett |, al, 1 June 2022 If healthy, Okudah could join Oruwariye in the Lions' starting secondary, with Mike Hughes, Will Harris and Jacobs among others playing key roles at cornerback. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, 26 May 2022 Mary Kay talked about a somewhat calmer Perrion Winfrey, Ashley told us about Cade York and how he’s already leaned on Phil Dawson and Dan got into Martin Emerson and why his length at cornerback is so important. Dan Labbe, cleveland, 13 May 2022 Micah Bernard started in the Rose Bowl at cornerback due to injury issues at the position. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 1 Apr. 2022 Tisdale entered the offseason as the Wildcats' top option at nickelback but was also spending practice time at cornerback this spring. Louisville Courier Journal, 24 Mar. 2022 Corey Myrick, cornerback, Colerain – Myrick is a 6-foot-2-inch, 155-pounder with offers thus far from Central Michigan, Kent State, Miami University and Toledo. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 15 June 2022 Ohio State has made the first cut for 2024 five-star cornerback Ellis Robinson IV. Robert Fenbers, cleveland, 13 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cornerback

1955, in the meaning defined above

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“Cornerback.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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