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backfield

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noun back·field \-ˌfēld\

Simple Definition of backfield

  • : the area of the field that is behind the line of scrimmage

  • : the players who line up behind the line of scrimmage

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of backfield

  1. :  the football players whose positions are behind the line of scrimmage; also :  the positions themselves

Examples of backfield in a sentence

  1. a tackle made in the backfield

  2. The team has a strong backfield.



1903

First Known Use of backfield

1903


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