scat·​back ˈskat-ˌbak How to pronounce scatback (audio)
: an offensive back in football who is an especially fast and elusive ballcarrier

Examples of scatback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That is, Hasty who has consistently flashed impressive quickness and jukes this summer, could be a relatively sturdy scatback. Eric Branch,, 1 Sep. 2020 The sophomore scatback-turned-quarterback finished 13-of-15 passing for 239 yards and 4 touchdowns. Evan Dudley, al, 6 Oct. 2022 The offense is led by Eric Handley (Kentucky offer) with while ATH Kyron Burroughs is the classic scatback and WR Clarence Taylor is good with the ball in his hands. Dennis Victory, al, 20 Sep. 2022 The 5-11, 170-pound scatback ran through drills with the Kowboys Monday morning. Buddy Collings, Orlando Sentinel, 1 Aug. 2022 And Salvon Ahmed hasn’t come close to being the Reggie Bush-like scatback who creates mismatches. Omar Kelly,, 14 Nov. 2021 The 5-foot-9 scatback recorded two receptions for 13 yards in Texas’ narrow win over TCU, didn’t touch the ball once against Oklahoma then had just two first-half touches against the Cowboys. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 19 Oct. 2021 Whittingham has called Pledger more of a scatback, with his best comparison being former Utes running back John White, who registered back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons in 2011 and 2012. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History


scat entry 1 + back

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scatback was in 1945

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“Scatback.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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