Cornerback meaning

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Either of two defensive backs normally positioned behind the linebackers and toward the sidelines.
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Either of two defensive backs who are positioned outside of the linebackers and are primarily responsible for covering pass receivers.
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(American football, Gaelic football, hurling) The defensive players who are in position on each side farthest laterally from the ball and whose principal responsibility is to defend against passes.

The cornerback tipped the ball away from the receiver.

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