tight end


: an offensive football end who lines up close to the tackle and can act as a lineman or receiver

Examples of tight end in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Just days before Kelce's big weekend out, NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Kansas City tight end had agreed to extend his contract with the Chiefs for two more years. Natasha Dye, Peoplemag, 7 May 2024 Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez died in prison while serving a life sentence for the 2013 killing of semi-professional football player Odin Lloyd. Christopher Brito, CBS News, 7 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for tight end 

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tight end was in 1962

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“Tight end.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tight%20end. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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