Definition of cornerback in English:



American Football
  • A defensive back positioned to the outside of the linebackers.

    • ‘The Lions must find at least one solid outside linebacker and cornerback to be competitive.’
    • ‘The Buccaneers brought linebackers, safeties and cornerbacks from every angle.’
    • ‘Coach Bill Cowher needs better cover cornerbacks, a deep position in this draft.’
    • ‘Premier cornerbacks and defensive ends are too valuable to cut loose, even when injuries are a concern.’
    • ‘They have blitzed much more this season than a year ago, bringing linebackers and cornerbacks.’