linebacking

noun
line·​back·​ing | \ ˈlīn-ˌba-kiŋ How to pronounce linebacking (audio) \

Definition of linebacking

: the action or art of playing linebacker

Examples of linebacking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The outside world looks at Green Bay’s inside linebacking group — undrafted Krys Barnes, 2019 seventh round draft pick Ty Summers and 2020 fifth-rounder Kamal Martin — and says an upgrade is necessary. Rob Reischel, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2021 The outside world looks at Green Bay’s inside linebacking group — undrafted Krys Barnes, 2019 seventh round draft pick Ty Summers and 2020 fifth-rounder Kamal Martin — and says an upgrade is necessary. Rob Reischel, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2021 The outside world looks at Green Bay’s inside linebacking group — undrafted Krys Barnes, 2019 seventh round draft pick Ty Summers and 2020 fifth-rounder Kamal Martin — and says an upgrade is necessary. Rob Reischel, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2021 The outside world looks at Green Bay’s inside linebacking group — undrafted Krys Barnes, 2019 seventh round draft pick Ty Summers and 2020 fifth-rounder Kamal Martin — and says an upgrade is necessary. Rob Reischel, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2021 Texas keeps dipping into the NCAA transfer portal to fortify its linebacking group, this time adding Alabama graduate transfer Ben Davis just one day after landing New Mexico State transfer Devin Richardson. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 26 Apr. 2021 Missouri’s Nick Bolton, Miami’s Jaelan Phillips or Tulsa’s Zaven Collins could all give the Saints’ linebacking unit some juice. Rob Reischel, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2021 The outside world looks at Green Bay’s inside linebacking group — undrafted Krys Barnes, 2019 seventh round draft pick Ty Summers and 2020 fifth-rounder Kamal Martin — and says an upgrade is necessary. Rob Reischel, Forbes, 17 Apr. 2021 The outside world looks at Green Bay’s inside linebacking group — undrafted Krys Barnes, 2019 seventh round draft pick Ty Summers and 2020 fifth-rounder Kamal Martin — and says an upgrade is necessary. Rob Reischel, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of linebacking

1953, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of linebacking was in 1953

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8 Jul 2021

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“Linebacking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linebacking. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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