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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.
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(American Football) American football a defensive back
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(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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Cornerback Greg Toler (neck) and tight end Dwayne Allen (ankle) should be fit but safety Mike Adams (neck) is rated questionable and cornerback Jalil Brown (groin) is out for the year.
The New England Patriots have signed a cornerback after losing both of their starters on the opening day of free agency.
London, May 09 ( ANI ): American football cornerback Richard Sherman has said people in the US should not be surprised over Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist remarks, for which he has been banned for life by the NBA, because there is a lot of racism still alive and still active in the nation.
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.
The BC Lions, however, have signed Hamid Mahmoudi as a cornerback. The 5-foot-8, 177-pound Mahmoudi played in college for the Montreal Carabins and was the 20th pick overall in last year's draft by the eight-team Canadian Football League (CFL).
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