crack·​back | \ ˈkrak-ˌbak How to pronounce crackback (audio) \

Definition of crackback

: 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,, "Bengals Xtra: In-game concussion protocol still a concern for NFL," 17 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of crackback

1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Crackback.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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