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quarterback

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noun quar·ter·back \ˈkwȯ(r)-tər-ˌbak\

Simple Definition of quarterback

  • American football : a player who leads a team's attempts to score usually by passing the ball to other players

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of quarterback

  1. 1 :  an offensive back in football who usually lines up behind the center, calls the signals, and directs the offensive play of the team

  2. 2 :  one who directs and leads


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quarterback

verb quar·ter·back

Simple Definition of quarterback

  • American football : to play the position of quarterback for (a team)

  • : to lead or organize (something) by making important decisions

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of quarterback

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to direct the offensive play of (as a football team)

  3. 2 :  to give executive direction to :  boss <quarterbacked the original buying syndicate — Time>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to play quarterback

Examples of quarterback in a sentence

  1. He quarterbacked his high school team.

  2. She quarterbacked the company's latest ad campaign.



1944

First Known Use of quarterback

1944


QUARTERBACK Defined for Kids

quarterback

play
noun quar·ter·back \ˈkwȯr-tər-ˌbak\

Definition of quarterback for Students

  1. :  a football player who leads a team's attempts to score usually by passing the ball to other players





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