tight end

noun
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of tight end

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

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First Known Use of tight end

1962


TIGHT END Defined for English Language Learners

tight end

noun

Definition of tight end for English Language Learners

  • American football : a player on the offensive team who plays in a position on the line of scrimmage and who blocks and sometimes catches passes


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