from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An offensive back, such as a fullback or halfback, who has the responsibility of advancing the ball by running with it on plays from the line of scrimmage.

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  • noun American football An offensive back whose primary job is to be the ballcarrier.
  • verb Present participle of run back.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (football) a back on the offensive team (a fullback or halfback) who tries to advance the ball by carrying it on plays from the line of scrimmage


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