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1quarterback

noun quar·ter·back \ˈkw(r)-tər-ˌbak\

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

Full Definition of QUARTERBACK

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
:  one who directs and leads

First Known Use of QUARTERBACK

1879

2quarterback

verb

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

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

Full Definition of QUARTERBACK

transitive verb
1
:  to direct the offensive play of (as a football team)
2
:  to give executive direction to :  boss <quarterbacked the original buying syndicate — Time>
intransitive verb
:  to play quarterback

Examples of QUARTERBACK

  1. He quarterbacked his high school team.
  2. She quarterbacked the company's latest ad campaign.

First Known Use of QUARTERBACK

1944

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