dimeback

See also: dime back

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EtymologyEdit

Modelled on quarterback: both the quarter and the dime are American coins, though quarterback was not named for the coin.

NounEdit

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.