Definitions for backfieldˈbækˌfild

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the members of a football team who, on offense, are stationed behind the linemen and, on defense, behind the linebackers.

    Category: Sport

  2. their positions considered as a unit.

    Category: Sport

Origin of backfield:

1910–15, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. backfield(noun)

    the offensive football players who line up behind the linemen


  1. backfield(Noun)

    The area of play behind either the offensive or defensive line.

  2. backfield(Noun)

    The players positioned in this area.


  1. Backfield

    The backfield is the area of an American football field behind the line of scrimmage. The backfield or offensive backfield can also refer to members of offense who begin plays behind the line, typically including any backs on the field, such as the quarterback, running back, and/or fullback.


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