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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
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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
QUARTERBACK Defined for Kids

quarterback

noun quar·ter·back \ˈkwr-tər-ˌbak\

Definition of QUARTERBACK for Kids

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

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