backfield

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

back·field

noun \-ˌfēld\

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

: the players who line up behind the line of scrimmage

Full Definition of BACKFIELD

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

Examples of BACKFIELD

  1. a tackle made in the backfield
  2. The team has a strong backfield.

First Known Use of BACKFIELD

1903

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