running back

noun
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of running back

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

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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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