coffin corner


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coffin corner

n. Football
Either corner of the field formed by the sideline and the defending team's goal line. The ball may be deliberately punted out of bounds in this area, thus forcing the receiving team to play very close to its goal line.
References in classic literature ?
For an instant she thought of the wide turn of the staircase, and the new ivory-white paint that no coffin corner could scar, but presently, the shadow passed in a pure wonder and bewilderment that made her reel.
The aircraft was lost at apointnicknamed "coffin corner" by pilots - where even modern airliners are at their most difficult to control if any problems arise.
Indeed, his only notable achievement was to survive the hosts' first-half attempt to drown him as he gathered an Olver kick through in Coffin Corner. Or Tomb Tarn as it was on Saturday.
He used to call that area "coffin corner" and that is probably self-explanatory!
Horrigan, Coffin Corner, The True Story of Kenneth Horrigan, World War II POW in Stalag 17B
You're miles above the Atlantic, deeply into the so-called "coffin corner" speed range, where a few knots slower means stalling and a few knots faster means overspeed.
With his low-and-wide legal arguments, Thomas' aim ain't true -- and now the Illinois courts should kick this suit into the coffin corner.
Articles covering individual teams of the early era include: Bob Braunwart and Bob Carroll, "Columbus Panhandles," The Coffin Corner 1 (October 1979): 1-7; idem., "The Rock Island Independents," The Coffin Corner 5 (March 1983): 3-6; Bob Carroll, "Akron Pros, 1920," The Coffin corner 4 (December 1982): 7-8.