Definition of backfield
: the football players whose positions are behind the line of scrimmage; also : the positions themselves
Examples of backfield in a sentence
a tackle made in the backfield
The team has a strong backfield.
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Definition of backfield for English Language Learners
: the area of the field that is behind the line of scrimmage
: the players who line up behind the line of scrimmage
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