Definitions for fullbackˈfʊlˌbæk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. (in football) a running back who lines up behind the quarterback and is farthest from the line of scrimmage.

    Category: Sport

  2. the position played by this back.

    Category: Sport

  3. (in soccer, Rugby, and field hockey) a player stationed near the defended goal to carry out chiefly defensive duties.

    Category: Sport

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fullback(noun)

    (football) the running back who plays the fullback position on the offensive team

  2. fullback(verb)

    (American football) the position of a back on a football team

  3. fullback(verb)

    play the fullback


  1. fullback(Noun)

    An offensive back whose primary jobs are to block in advance of the halfback on running plays and for the quarterback on passing plays.

  2. fullback(Noun)

    A defensive player who assists the goalie in preventing the opposing team from scoring.

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