Definition of nose tackle in English:

nose tackle

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American Football
  • A defensive lineman positioned opposite the center.

    ‘Lewis plugs the middle against the inside run in short yardage with the power of a nose tackle, but he has the range of a free safety, getting to the corner to cut off the sweep.’
    • ‘He landed the nose tackle he sought in Ty Warren and a cornerback with a lot of potential in Eugene Wilson.’
    • ‘At nose tackle, the pre-injury Payne is the Texans' ideal.’
    • ‘It also didn't draft a quarterback or acquire a veteran nose tackle, and it failed to add a true middle linebacker and an established kick returner.’
    • ‘For example, the nose tackle is responsible for the gaps between the center and each of the guards.’


nose tackle

/nōz ˈtakəl/ /noʊz ˈtækəl/