tight end


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tight end

n. Football
An offensive end who lines up close to a tackle.

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n.
an offensive end in football positioned directly beside a tackle and used as both a blocker and a pass receiver.
[1960–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tight end - (football) an offensive end who lines up close to the tackle
football, football game - any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
end - (football) the person who plays at one end of the line of scrimmage; "the end managed to hold onto the pass"
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When Burton was recruited to play at the University of Florida, he was initially slotted to play quarterback, but then became a running back and a wide receiver before moving to tight end for good in the NFL.
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