What does linebacker mean?

Definitions for linebacker
ˈlaɪnˌbæk ərlineback·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. linebacker, line backer(noun)

    a defensive football player who takes a position close behind the linemen

  2. linebacker, line backer(noun)

    (American football) the position of a defensive football player who plays close behind the line of scrimmage

Wiktionary

  1. linebacker(Noun)

    The defensive players who are in position behind the defensive linemen and in front of the safeties and cornerbacks and whose principal responsibilities are to tackle runners and to defend against shorter passes

    The linebacker corralled the runner who had slipped through the hole.

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  1. Linebacker

    A linebacker is a position in American football that was invented by football coach Fielding H. Yost of the University of Michigan. Linebackers are members of the defensive team, and line up approximately three to five yards behind the line of scrimmage, behind the defensive linemen. Linebackers generally align themselves before the ball is snapped by standing upright in a "two point stance". The goal of the linebacker is to provide either extra run protection or extra pass protection based on the particular defensive play being run.

How to pronounce linebacker?

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How to say linebacker in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of linebacker in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of linebacker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of linebacker in a Sentence

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    Washington Redskins fully understand the severity of the recent allegations made against Reuben Foster, if true, you can be sure these allegations are nothing our organization would ever condone.NFL linebacker Reuben Foster released by 49ers after arrest on domestic violence charge.

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