offensive tackle

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offensive tackle (plural offensive tackles)

  1. (American football) A lineman for the team in possession of the ball located outside one of the guard positions.
    • 2020 April 24, “NFL draft 2020: Joe Burrow first pick for Cincinnati Bengals”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      One of the few surprises saw the New York Giants take offensive tackle Andrew Thomas at number four while the Buccaneers traded up to 13 for offensive tackle Tristian Wirfs to give some protection to their new quarterback Brady.