tight end


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That’s what happened on the second interception, a ball that came out a tick late for tight end Kylen Granson and ended up too far inside the field of play. The Indianapolis Star, 5 Dec. 2022 With the Chiefs driving and looking to take a two-score lead, Mahomes delivered a sidearm pass for a first down to tight end Travis Kelce. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 5 Dec. 2022 Purdy will get all the benefits Garoppolo enjoyed: Shanahan designing plays, McCaffrey coming out of the backfield and elite pass catching options like receiver Deebo Samuel and tight end George Kittle. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, 5 Dec. 2022 With the exception of tight end Mark Andrews, the Ravens don’t have any big-time receivers. Mike Preston, Baltimore Sun, 5 Dec. 2022 Germaine Pratt wrested the ball from All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce. Tom Krasovic, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Dec. 2022 Germaine Pratt’s tackle and forced fumble on tight end Travis Kelce in the fourth quarter set up Chris Evans’ go-ahead touchdown that gave the Bengals their 27-24 lead. Mohammad Ahmad, cleveland, 4 Dec. 2022 Alabama also honored 17 seniors before its game against Auburn, and several of those could be drafted, most notably safety Jordan Battle, linebacker Henry To’o To’o, tight end Cameron Latu and defensive lineman Byron Young. Mike Rodak | Mrodak@al.com, al, 4 Dec. 2022 Within that were long catch-and-run scores from wide receiver Money Parks and tight end Thomas Yassmin, both of whom represent the depth Whittingham has built. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

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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 7 Dec. 2022.

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