halfback

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noun half·back \ˈhaf-ˌbak, ˈhäf-\

Definition of halfback

  1. 1 :  one of the backs stationed near either flank in football

  2. 2 :  a player stationed immediately behind the forward line (as in field hockey, soccer, or rugby)

1882

First Known Use of halfback

1882


HALFBACK Defined for English Language Learners

halfback

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noun half·back \ˈhaf-ˌbak, ˈhäf-\

Definition of halfback for English Language Learners

  • American football : a player on offense who lines up next to the fullback and who runs with the ball and blocks

  • : a defensive player in games like soccer and field hockey who is positioned in front of the fullback


HALFBACK Defined for Kids

halfback

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noun half·back \ˈhaf-ˌbak, ˈhäf-\

Definition of halfback for Students

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

  2. 2 :  a player positioned behind the forward line in some games (as soccer)

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