Definition of offensive tackle in US English:

offensive tackle


American Football
  • A player positioned toward the outside of the offensive line.

    ‘Edwards has the speed and quickness to get past 300-pound offensive tackles and reach the quarterback’
    ‘he was a first-string left offensive tackle in 29 games’
    • ‘He is completing his freshman year at Georgetown University, where he is an offensive tackle on the football team.’
    • ‘In the long run, playing without both offensive tackles may catch up to the Packers.’
    • ‘Clearly, last week wasn't a great time to break in an inexperienced offensive tackle.’
    • ‘He didn't have a plan to circumvent the salary-cap restrictions in order to sign the high-priced offensive tackle.’
    • ‘The Saints hope he will earn the right to start at right offensive tackle.’