Definition of tight end in US English:

tight end


American Football
  • An offensive end who lines up close to the tackle.

    • ‘The team set out to find a strong safety, a tight end and a backup defensive tackle with its three picks.’
    • ‘The running game is helped by a one-back set featuring two tight ends or three wide receivers.’
    • ‘He uses sound technique to beat fullbacks, tight ends and offensive tackles.’
    • ‘On passes, the offense relies on tight ends to block linebackers and sometimes defensive ends.’
    • ‘He's one of the league's quickest linebackers and can cover tight ends and running backs.’


tight end

/ˌtaɪt ˈɛnd//ˌtīt ˈend/