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also corner back  (kôr′nər-băk′)
n. Abbr. CB Football
Either of two defensive backs normally positioned behind the linebackers and toward the sidelines.


(American Football) American football a defensive back


(ˈkɔr nərˌbæk)

a defensive back in football who covers the area behind the line of scrimmage near the sideline.
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Noun1.cornerback - a defensive football player stationed outside the linebackers
football player, footballer - an athlete who plays American football
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