See also: dime back

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Etymology edit

Blend of dime +‎ quarterback. Modelled on quarterback: both the quarter (25 cents) and the dime (10 cents) are American coins, though quarterback was not named for the coin.

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dimeback (plural dimebacks)

  1. (American football) A sixth defensive back (in addition to two cornerbacks, two safeties and a nickelback) who is deployed for additional pass coverage.

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