running back

noun

Definition of running back

  1. :  a football back (such as a halfback or fullback) who carries the ball on running plays

1891

First Known Use of running back

1891


RUNNING BACK Defined for English Language Learners

running back

noun

Definition of running back for English Language Learners

  • American football : a player who carries the football on running plays

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