Definitions for "Defensive back"
A general name for the defensive players who play against pass or receivers: includes cornerbacks and safeties. Puolustuksen takamies, takakentän pelaaja (Pinomaa)
Also known as a “Cornerback” or “Safety”. These players are responsible for defending or “covering” an offensive player of section of the field during an offensive passing play. Man-to-man Coverage refers to DB defending one offensive receiver. In “Zone Coverage”, the DB is responsible for covering a specific section of the field.
a cornerback or safety position on the defensive team; commonly defends against wide receivers on passing plays. Generally there are 4 defensive backs playing at a time; but see nickel back and dime back.