coffin corner
noun Date: 1940 one of the corners formed by a goal line and a sideline on a football field into which a punt is often aimed so that it may go out of bounds close to the defender's goal line

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  • coffin corner — noun : one of the corners formed by a goal line and a sideline on a football field into which a punt is often aimed so that it may go out of bounds close to the defenders goal line * * * Football. a corner of the field inside the ten yard line,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • coffin corner — Football. a corner of the field inside the ten yard line, esp. as the target of a punt intended to go out of bounds in this area and so put the receiving team in a position near its goal line. [1940 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • Coffin corner (aviation) — The coffin corner (or Q corner) is the altitude at or near which a fast fixed wing aircraft s stall speed is equal to the critical Mach number, at a given gross weight and G force loading. At this altitude the airplane becomes nearly impossible… …   Wikipedia

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  • Coffin corner (football) — In the game of American football, a coffin corner may refer to the corner of the playing field just in front of the end zone. A punter may try to place the ball so that it lands and goes out of bounds, or is downed, near this corner, thus forcing …   Wikipedia

  • coffin — n. & v. n. 1 a long narrow usu. wooden box in which a corpse is buried or cremated. 2 the part of a horse s hoof below the coronet. v.tr. (coffined, coffining) put in a coffin. Phrases and idioms: coffin bone a bone in a horse s hoof. coffin… …   Useful english dictionary

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