nickelback

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

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nickelback (plural nickelbacks)

  1. (American football) A fifth defensive back (in addition to two cornerbacks and two safeties) who is deployed for additional pass coverage.

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