crackback

noun

crack·​back ˈkrak-ˌbak How to pronounce crackback (audio)
: a blind-side block on a defensive back in football by a pass receiver who starts downfield and then cuts back to the middle of the line

Examples of crackback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Burfict loses money due to Steelers’ hit Pittsburgh Steelers’ wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster may have been suspended a game for his crackback block on Vontaze Burfict on Dec. 4, but the Bengals linebacker has really been hurt by it. Jim Owczarski, Cincinnati.com, 17 Dec. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crackback was in 1967

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“Crackback.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crackback. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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