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tailback

[teyl-bak] /ˈteɪlˌbæk/
noun, Football.
1.
the offensive back who lines up farthest behind the line of scrimmage, as in a single wingback or double wingback formation.
2.
the position played by this back.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; tail1 + back1
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tailback

/ˈteɪlˌbæk/
noun
1.
a queue of traffic stretching back from an obstruction
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