running back


running back

noun

Definition of RUNNING BACK

:  a football back (as a halfback or fullback) who carries the ball on running plays

First Known Use of RUNNING BACK

1924

running back

noun

Full Definition of RUNNING BACK

American football
:  a back (such as a halfback or fullback) who carries the ball on running plays <Starting Joseph Addai has missed the last six games with a neck injury … . — Jim Trotter, Sports Illustrated, 13 Dec. 2010>

First Known Use of RUNNING BACK

1891

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