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tight end (plural tight ends)

  1. (American football) The position at the end of the offensive line whose primary jobs are to block and serve as a short receiver.
    Jones played tight end.
  2. (American football) A player playing the position of tight end.
    The tight end caught the pass.
  3. (Canadian football) Historically, the position at the end of the offensive line whose primary jobs are to block and serve as a short receiver; this position is no longer used today in Canadian football.
  4. (Canadian football) A player playing the position of tight end.

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