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cor·ner·back

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

cornerback

(ˈkɔːnəˌbæk)
n
(American Football) American football a defensive back

cor•ner•back

(ˈkɔr nərˌbæk)

n.
a defensive back in football who covers the area behind the line of scrimmage near the sideline.
[1965–70]
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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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Selector Shane Stapleton has confirmed that Quinlivan won't have recovered in time from the ankle ligament damage sustained in the Munster semi-final loss to Cork (left) - while corner back Shane O'Connell is also out after he picked up a stress fracture in his foot that game.
Russell netted from two yards out after Grant Holt headed Adam Drury's corner back across goal.
Rene Howe gave the visitors an early lead when he turned the ball past Wayne Brown after Neil Wainwright put a corner back into the Bury box.