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noun full·back \ˈfu̇l-ˌbak\

Definition of fullback

  1. 1 :  an offensive football back used primarily for line plunges and blocking

  2. 2 :  a primarily defensive player usually stationed nearest the defended goal (as in soccer or field hockey)

1887

First Known Use of fullback

1887


FULLBACK Defined for English Language Learners

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noun full·back \ˈfu̇l-ˌbak\

Definition of fullback for English Language Learners

  • American football : a player on offense who lines up behind the line of scrimmage and who runs with the ball and blocks

  • : a defensive player in games like soccer and field hockey who is usually positioned near the goal


FULLBACK Defined for Kids

fullback

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noun full·back \ˈfu̇l-ˌbak\

Definition of fullback for Students

  1. 1 :  a football player who runs with the ball and blocks

  2. 2 :  a player in games like soccer and field hockey who is usually positioned near the goal


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