Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A certain player or position in foot-ball. See back, n., 12.

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Examples

  • This little analogy, when was the last time a football team won a game or national title when the quarter-back "failed" or met his "waterloo"?

    Did Obama have a good 2009?

  • Standing as he explains the book's take-home point, Miliband recalls the author Michael Lewis's research showing that a quarter-back is the most highly paid player, but because they throw with their right arm they can often be floored by an attacker from their blindside.

    Ed Miliband ? no huskies, no north pole, but he's in for the long haul

  • As an arm chair quarter-back, let's see what you would do if you were in Obama's place, hypocrite.

    An Open Letter to Matt Lauer at the Today Show

  • Posted 151 tackles, 17 stops for losses, eleven fumbles caused, six fumble recoveries, four quarter-back sacks, three interceptions, 400 yards rushing yards and eleven touchdowns on the ground as a senior ...

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  • Totaled 1502 rushing yards with 22 touchdowns as an option quarter-back, threw for 500 yards with four touchdowns and recorded 50 tackles with three interceptions and seven pass breakups on defense en route to being named the Detroit Athletic Club Male Athlete of the Year as senior ...

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  • He collected 150 tackles (83 solos) with fifteen sacks for minus-108 yards, 30 stops for losses of 146 yards and 19 quarter-back pressures.

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  • Led the Tigers to an 18-2 overall record as the starting quarter-back ...

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  • Sending guys out to find Nick Movatto was like being a quarter-back and sending all your players out for the Hail Mary.

    The Brotherhood of Man

  • It is a radical cultural change for a collection of Canadian football purists, who had lived and died through when-I-was-a-boy thinking, to allow its fans to climb into the driver's seat and to be more than just your traditional "arm-chair quarter-back."

    The Future of the Canadian Football League

  • Having decided to be one of the gods of the class, he reported for freshman football practice, but in the second week, playing quarter-back, already paragraphed in corners of the

    This Side of Paradise

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