T formation


: an offensive football formation in which the fullback lines up behind the center and quarterback with one halfback stationed on each side of the fullback

Examples of T formation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Jaguars lined up in an old-school T formation — three players in a horizontal row behind the quarterback — and sent running back Travis Etienne on an outside rush to the right. Derrik Klassen, BostonGlobe.com, 16 Jan. 2023 With an unwavering belief in the full house/wing T formation, an extensive weight lifting program and a faith-heavy, family atmosphere, Lowry built the Rebels into a perennial state title contender, a Jeffco football heavyweight alongside Pomona. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, 28 June 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of T formation was in 1930

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“T formation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/T%20formation. Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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