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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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New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler, who intercepted Russell Wilson's pass attempt to Ricardo Lockette near the end zone to defeat the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX, is reportedly the subject of trade rumors.
The Ducks announced Thursday night on Twitter junior cornerback Terrance Mitchell will declare for the NFL draft, becoming the first Oregon player to make that decision after quarterback Marcus Mariota and center Hroniss Grasu both announced they would return.
Offensive tackle Zach Strief (groin) and cornerback Corey White (knee) face late fitness tests and offensive tackle Charles Brown (knee) is doubtful.
The Philadelphia Eagles plucked Nnamdi Asomugha from the free agent market on Friday, signing the Pro Bowl cornerback to a five-year contract, the National Football League (NFL) team said.
Last night, the Patriots placed cornerback Leigh Bodden on injured reserve.
10 California on Saturday, running back Chane Moline and Austin should see plenty of action, and cornerback Alterraun Verner could see extended time in UCLA's base defense.
The alignment of the cornerback plays an integral role in putting himself in position to make a play.
Patrick Peterson has just become the highest cornerback to ever play the game after signing a five-year, $70 million deal extension with the St.
15 in the first round and cornerback Brandon Flowers at the top of the second round.
With the USC secondary depleted by injuries, could freshman cornerback Shareece Wright be making a move for playing time?
If the cornerback is playing back or loose, hook inside or outside at 14 yards.
Now the Eagles may go a step further, and could release cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha unless he restructures his lucrative contract, according to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter Friday.