Meaning 1 ►▼
when each person on the team defends against a specific individual on the opposing team. Opposite to zone or area defense
The basketball team's man-to-man coverage was successful. They won the game.
Meaning 2 ►▼
to assign one or more person(s) to the same number of people in another business
"Remember now, we're in tight man-to-man coverage," one boardroom executive whispers to another as the visiting team of executives arrives.