Definitions for quarterbackˈkwɔr tərˌbæk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

quar•ter•backˈkwɔr tərˌbæk(n.)

  1. a back in football who usu. lines up immediately behind the center and directs the offense of the team.

    Category: Sport

  2. the position played by this back.

    Category: Sport

  3. (v.t.)to direct the offense of (a team).

  4. to lead; direct.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  5. (v.i.)to play the position of quarterback.

    Category: Sport

Origin of quarterback:

1875–80, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quarterback, signal caller, field general(noun)

    (football) the person who plays quarterback

  2. quarterback, signal caller, field general(verb)

    (American football) the position of the football player in the backfield who directs the offensive play of his team

    "quarterback is the most important position on the team"

  3. quarterback(verb)

    play the quarterback


  1. quarterback(Noun)

    an offensive back whose primary job is to pass the ball in a play

  2. quarterback(Verb)

    to play the position of quarterback

  3. quarterback(Verb)

    (by extension) to lead the offense


  1. Quarterback

    Quarterback is a position in American and Canadian football. Quarterbacks are members of the offensive team and line up directly behind the offensive line. Quarterbacks are the leaders of the offensive team, responsible for calling the play in the huddle.


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