American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Football Either of two defensive halfbacks stationed a short distance behind the linebackers and relatively near the sidelines.
- n. American football, Gaelic football The defensive players who are in position on each side farthest laterally from the ball and whose principal responsibility is to defend against passes
- n. a defensive football player stationed outside the linebackers
“I'm glad that the cornerback is finally getting this recognition over the past few years.”
“•New York Jets: They might have found a steal in cornerback Kyle Wilson, another fast cover man to team with Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie.”
“Wisconsin cornerback Allen Langford then was called for pass interference, and Clark scored on first-and-goal from the 2 to put Penn State ahead 24-7 at halftime.”
“Notes: Despite limited action in college, this cornerback is gamble worth taking because of size-speed combo.”
“He can cover, he's not afraid to mix it up and cornerback is a tough position to fill.”
“As much help as they need on both lines, cornerback is more critical, because after Bodden they do not have a solid starter.”
“Quinn, left, and Thomas, right, join cornerback Eric Wright, a fellow first-day draft pick, in ushering hope into a Browns organization that is 19-45 in the past four years.”
“McQuarters and former Miami Dolphin cornerback Sam Madison, with whom the Giants agreed to a contract last Friday, will be counted on to upgrade a position that was a weak link on the Giants 'defense last season.”
“` ` It's great, '' Wisconsin cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu said.”
“Wisconsin cornerback Allen Langford intercepted LaFalce early in the fourth quarter, setting up Hill's third touchdown on first-and-goal from the 2.”
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